Your wisdom teeth, should they come in, will sit in the back of the mouth behind your other molars. Oftentimes they don’t even emerge all the way and some just stay inside your gums. When they don’t erupt through your gums, they will need to be removed if they become impacted.
Your wisdom teeth are in the way back of the mouth on both your upper and lower jaws. But not everyone ends up with their wisdom teeth and not everyone who has them experiences issues with them. The trouble is, if they stay behind or can’t come through because there is bone or tissue preventing their emergence, they can become impacted (or trapped).
When teeth remain hidden or cannot push forward because of other bone or tissues in the way, or come in at an angle or shift, they can become impacted. According to the American Dental Association, you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed if:
-You experience constant headaches from jaw pain
- You get fluid-filled sacs or cysts in your mouth
- You feel mouth pain
- A back tooth constantly becomes infected
- You are getting oral tumors
- You have severe tooth decay or gum disease
If one or more of your wisdom teeth are causing you pain, you don’t have to worry about having it removed. Your mouth will do just fine without those rear molars! Having wisdom tooth removal surgery can give the rest of your teeth the room they need for your bite to be healthy and the rest of your teeth remain in their proper position.
Our Family Dentistry of Frisco team can fix your wisdom tooth issues while keeping you comfortable during your treatment. Please call (469) 362-3150 for more information. Dr. Paresh B. Patel and our team are ready to help you with wisdom tooth removal in Frisco, Texas.