What You Should Know About Impacted Wisdom Teeth

What You Should Know About Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Let’s turn our attention towards what you should do about impacted wisdom teeth.

You might have heard your dentist talk about impacted teeth. Most of the time, this relates only to wisdom teeth, but surprisingly, it can happen to any of the teeth in your mouth. Whenever and wherever this happens, it can still be painful. Let’s turn our attention towards what you should do about impacted wisdom teeth.

Wisdom Teeth Problems

The wisdom teeth are also known as third molars, which is their dental name. They are found in the back of the jaws. Depending on the shape of your mouth, it can be hard to reach with toothbrushes and floss. For this reason, you should consider adding mouthwash and water-flossing to your oral hygiene routine. Since they come in later than your other teeth, they can erupt slanted or crooked. This condition is often a result of impaction, where the tooth doesn’t fully emerge for some reason. There might not be enough room for them to come out and play. 

Wisdom Teeth Extraction 

It’s best to get your wisdom teeth removed, mainly if they cause you any discomfort. The longer you wait, the more problematic it will be to get them out of your mouth. Even so, extraction is typically only used as a last resort. The mouth must be surveyed to discover where the teeth are, along with where nerves and blood vessels can all be found. Extracting wisdom teeth also tends to be more complicated because of where the teeth are, and it might not be easy or painless to complete. That’s why anesthesia is so crucial to success. Younger patients will benefit more from getting these teeth out. 

Proactive Approaches

Many proactive approaches are available for solving the problems caused by your wisdom teeth. Plus, whenever the teeth develop as they should, you won’t have to worry about them! Go about your regular dental routine, but be sure to tell your dentist if you start to feel pain, notice bleeding, or begin experiencing discomfort when the edges of the teeth cut into your gums and inner cheeks.  


Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!


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