You probably know that your wisdom teeth usually erupt after all of your other teeth, generally between the ages of sixteen and twenty years old. Since your wisdom teeth are the last to come in, there often isn’t enough room for them to erupt properly. This can lead to a number of complications.
If there isn’t enough room in your mouth your wisdom teeth may become impacted, or stuck beneath your gums. Impacted teeth can lead to irritated and swollen gums. An impacted tooth can also cause your other teeth to rotate or shift, which can lead to other problems.
Would you be surprised to learn that a wisdom tooth can actually cause headaches or issues with your sinuses? Similarly, if a wisdom tooth makes your other teeth shift, you may not be able to clean your teeth and between your teeth as well as you should. This could leave you more vulnerable to gum disease. For most people, extracting wisdom teeth before they become a problem has more benefits than not.
If you’re wondering about your wisdom teeth, or are interested in learning more about wisdom tooth extraction, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 603-672-6546. After an exam and x-rays that will show you the position and details of your wisdom teeth, you and your dentist can determine your best plan of action. At New Hampshire Center for Comprehensive Dentistry you have a team of general dentists and specialists working together for your care. Wisdom teeth extractions with sedation are some of the many services you’ll have available in our office. We’ll look forward to hearing from you!