Are you experiencing pain or discomfort in and around the back corners of your gums or jaws? Your wisdom teeth could be the culprit. If left untreated, impacted wisdom teeth may erupt sideways and cause crowding, shifting, and other dental problems. In fact, your other teeth could be affected during the process, resulting in possible infection, swollen gums or jaws, or even decay.
If you suspect that it might be time to take yours out, you’ll want to begin by scheduling an appointment with your dentist, just to rule out the possibility of infection or another underlying issue. We'll take full x-rays of your mouth, which includes your wisdom teeth. We'll want to make sure that they're developing properly and that they're not coming in at an angle.
Our dentist, Dr. Simona Ivan, explains this incredibly common dental procedure in our video below!
The younger you are when you have your wisdom teeth removed, generally speaking, means an easier procedure, less downtime, and a speedier recovery. This is because the roots are not fully developed earlier in adolescence, as opposed to full root development as an adult.
Need to schedule an appointment to have your wisdom teeth examined? Look no further than Dr. Austin and his professional team at Austin Family Dentistry. If you've been searching for a dentist in Little Rock, AR, we'd love to establish a relationship with you and your family for your family dental care needs! We also offer sedation dentistry options, family orthodontics, and total dental care.