Many young people assume that as they move into their teen years, they can worry less about their teeth because they have lost all of their baby teeth. It is in the teen years and moving on into the 20s that the wisdom teeth tend to make their appearance. While they sound like something everyone would want, a single wisdom tooth has the potential to cause a lot of issues unless it is extracted.
Some lucky people will have no problems with their wisdom teeth in Moorestown, NJ and Medford, NJ – there is plenty of space and the four teeth are able to grow in normally on top and bottom. Approximately 60 to 70 percent of people, however, will have impacted wisdom teeth. This occurs when something, such as another tooth, blocks the tooth from fully erupting, causing it to push further into the mouth instead.
If left impacted, wisdom teeth can cause pain in the jaw, swollen and bleeding gums, bad breath, a bad taste in the mouth, pain or difficulty in moving the jaw, and even damage to other teeth. In serious cases, a wisdom tooth impaction can lead to infection and create cysts.
While these problems sound miserable, the good news is that your periodontists in Moorestown, NJ and Medford, NJ can help you avoid them. Regular visits will allow periodontists like Dr. Mario J. Canal and Dr. Ben Calem to monitor tooth growth and determine if your wisdom teeth are at a risk for impaction. If necessary, the wisdom teeth can be surgically removed long before any problems develop.
The best solution to avoid issues is close monitoring from a skilled periodontist. While not everyone needs their wisdom teeth removed, surgical removal is typically the ideal treatment for a tooth that is likely to be impacted and cause other issues. Schedule an early wisdom tooth visit with Dr. Canal or Dr. Calem by contacting Canal Calem Periodontics at (856) 203-6588 or online at (609) 534-5541 their Moorestown, NJ office or at or online at their Medford, NJ office. Don’t suffer through any more tooth pain. Contact us today!