One of the most often ignored parts of the human body is the teeth. In many cases, a tooth's well-being is only considered once an issue arises. This is especially common with wisdom teeth. Problems with these teeth can seem sudden where, one day, you are enjoying good dental health, and the next, you need to seek the services of a family dentist. Below, catch a glimpse of some common problems caused by wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth come in last and typically start appearing during the adolescent stage of growth. These teeth can cause damage to other teeth in your mouth by destroying the enamel. Once a wisdom tooth begins to grow, it may lead to an overcrowding of teeth in the mouth. Oral problems such as loose teeth can then be brought about by overcrowding and pose a risk of gum infection and crooked teeth. It is wise to seek a dentist's intervention to treat any damaged teeth.
Wisdom teeth grow in small sacs located in the jawbone. However, if fluid finds its way into the sacs, it may form a cyst. With time, such a cyst has a detrimental impact on the nerves, jawbone, and teeth. There are also chances of suffering a benign tumor.
Significantly, if you suspect that there's a cyst (e.g., if you experience oral pain or distress), do not ignore it. Instead, schedule a visit with your dental practitioner for an oral examination. If the problem is in an early stage, prescribed medication may work effectively. However, if the cyst has escalated, the dental practitioner may have to remove the affected tissues, tooth, etc.
Wisdom teeth can be the behind the decay of your teeth. When a wisdom tooth is late in emerging, it causes some teeth to remain partly jammed for a long time. Accordingly, the chances of suffering decay are high because food particles are easily trapped. It may also be particularly difficult to reach the wisdom teeth since they are far back in your mouth. This is why visiting a dental professional on a regular basis is crucial.
Various factors can lead to gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. For instance, plaque formation can cause pericoronitis, which is characterized by gum inflammation. It is advisable to be keen about taking care of your mouth, especially the wisdom teeth. In addition, do not hesitate to see a family dentist if you notice or feel anything unusual.
In consulting the specialist, explain your symptoms in detail so as to enable the professional to devise a solution. Seeking help promptly helps save you from potential pain and avoidable expenses.