Wisdom teeth were needed for distant ancestors as they ate raw meat and rough foods. Nowadays, because of our softer diet, human jaw has evolved over the years and has gotten smaller. We do not necessarily need wisdom teeth, but they still grow in our mouths. They usually grow during the late teens or early twenties. There is a space for 28 teeth in our mouth, but including the wisdom teeth, there are 32 teeth. Therefore, there is not enough room for their eruption. So, they usually emerge at an angle or partially emerge and get stuck in the gum, and cause problems including wisdom tooth infection, overcrowding, cysts, bone damaging, damaging the other natural teeth and nerves, and more.
– You suffer from pain, tenderness, swelling, or redness, especially when your wisdom tooth grows misaligned and puts pressure on the bone, nerves, or other teeth.
– It may cause crowding the adjacent healthy teeth because there is no room for its eruption.
– When it erupts partially, it lets the bacteria to enter the gum through the open tissue that results in wisdom tooth infection and threats your overall health. The symptoms of infection of wisdom tooth are severe pain in the jaw, swelling, stiffness, redness, toothache, general illness, and so on. If you leave it untreated, the infection will enter your bloodstream and spreads through your entire body.
– Your wisdom tooth may be impacted. In this case, the teeth are trapped because the adjacent teeth and jawbone block them from eruption, while their roots are elongating. The symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth are severe pain, bad breath, bad taste, swelling, redness, infection. If you leave the impacted wisdom tooth untreated, they will cause problems for your general health and oral health as well. So visit our emergency dentist, Dr. Andre Hughes, as soon as possible to prevent complications such as cysts and tumors. At our dental office, your teeth will be examined and X-rayed, then our team of experts will offer you the best dental treatment for you.