Learn More About How Our Toluca Lake Dentist Treats Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Written by Dr. McKay on Dec 22, 2015

When your wisdom teeth are impacted, you will probably notice that you are suffering from more dental pain and discomfort than you were previously. But, impacted wisdom teeth are not just inconvenient; they can actually be devastating to the health of your smile. Luckily, our Toluca Lake wisdom tooth dentists can remove these problematic teeth and give your smile a clean slate.

If wisdom teeth are left impacted, you are leaving yourself open to suffering from pretty serious dental problems down the road. For example, impacted wisdom teeth increase your likelihood of suffering from:

· Tooth movement—as wisdom teeth put pressure on your back molars, they can actually cause your teeth to move, and your smile will become crooked and crowded.

· Dental cavities—it is very difficult to keep impacted wisdom teeth, especially those that are partially erupted, clean. As a result, oral bacteria can collect around these teeth and cause dental infections.

· Gum disease—in the same way that impacted teeth put you at risk for dental cavities, these teeth also make it more likely that you will suffer from gum disease. Once gum disease takes root in your smile it can spread to your connective tissues and even your bone tissue.

· Oral cysts—cysts, which are fluid-filled sacs, can develop around the impacted tooth, below the gum line. These cysts can interfere with your teeth, jawbone, and dental nerves.

In order to help you avoid these issues, our dental team will remove the impacted wisdom teeth from your jawbone tissue. Once these teeth are removed, your existing smile will have more space along your gum line—making it easier to keep your smile clean and healthy.

If you are wondering whether wisdom tooth removal might be right for you, please give our Toluca Lake wisdom tooth dentists a call to get more information!