With Woodruff Family Dental, you can learn about the signs that indicate you should have wisdom teeth extracted. These signs include:
Unless they cause you problems, you should leave your wisdom teeth alone. It helps you chew and masticate food when it hangs back in your mouth. However, wisdom teeth should be removed if your jaw does not allow them to grow.
Impacted teeth are wisdom teeth that cannot grow in due to lack of room. It is also possible for them to grow in odd directions, causing pain.
To keep your jaw healthy, each tooth must grow properly (including your wisdom teeth). Incorrect wisdom tooth growth can weaken the jaw's strength and health. Your dentist must take regular X-rays of your mouth for this reason. If you can do this, your jaw is working properly. Impacted wisdom teeth cause a stiff jaw and difficulty in opening the mouth.
Wisdom teeth in the top jaw may affect your sinuses because they are so close together. Wisdom teeth can irritate sinuses by rubbing or pushing on them. In most cases, impacted wisdom teeth are to blame for sinus issues. Wisdom tooth removal can reduce sinus pressure, congestion, and headaches.
Cysts are tiny sacs of liquid that can form around impacted wisdom teeth, causing tooth and jaw damage. Any pain or discomfort in your mouth should not be dismissed. Do not let your fear of dentists stop you from getting a checkup. You do not want cysts to turn into cancerous tumors or other problems.
The infected gum tissue around a partially erupted wisdom tooth can also cause lymph node inflammation and sore throats. These bring chewing, eating, or speaking difficulties. So, go to the dentist if your mouth or jaw hurts. This is true if your mouth is inflamed or infected.
It is possible to have bad breath even if you practice good oral hygiene like flossing and brushing twice a day. This could be due to impacted wisdom teeth. Because cleaning wisdom teeth can be difficult, bacteria thrive there.
Our staff at Woodruff Family Dental is available to assist you and your entire family throughout all of your dental procedures. Call (870) 972-8190 to schedule your appointment as soon as possible. Come see us at 2800 Enterprise Cv, Jonesboro, AR 72401, or send us an email.