At other times, wisdom teeth can become impacted, or may become misaligned themselves and only partially erupt, which can cause pain, swelling and even infection in the gum surrounding the impacted or partially impacted molar. Alternatively, they can put pressure on adjacent teeth, causing sometimes permanent damage to teeth that are otherwise healthy and the bone surrounding them. Impacted and partially impacted wisdom teeth can even cause the formation of cysts and tumors in worst case scenarios, which can destroy entire sections of the jaw.
There are even times when wisdom teeth are healthy and aligned appropriately, but need to be removed due to another othrodontic treatment in Glendale, such as needing to make space in your jaw to allow crooked or overlapping teeth to move to proper positioning.
The third molars, commonly known as your “wisdom teeth” generally are the last teeth in your mouth to erupt. Healthy and functional wisdom teeth can be useful, but many peoplee find themselves needing to consider removing their wisdom teeth. Fully erupted and otherwise properly aligned wisdom teeth can be very difficult to clean due to their location at the back of your jaw, and can become severely decayed. In these instances, the best course of action is to simply remove the wisdom teeth.