Generally, impacted teeth are usually the teeth in the back of the mouth. Wisdom teeth are the most common teeth that become impacted. It is important to see our dental professionals if you think that your wisdom teeth are impacted because this can cause problems in the mouth if they're not addressed.
Over 80 percent of people have to have their wisdom teeth removed. If they're impacted and it is causing problems, it means that you should speak with a dentist that can give further treatment.
Problems with Impacted TeethThere are many problems to be aware of when you have impacted teeth. Likely, they're causing you pain which makes you want to call a dentist to seek further treatment. Sometimes, they may be causing more problems without the pain and you may only notice the other problems.
Tooth InfectionOne of the biggest causes for removal is infection. When the teeth are impacted, this leaves a flap open in the gums for food and other particles to get stuck. In order to clear the infection from the mouth and reduce the chances of having it happen again, the wisdom teeth have to be removed.
Changes in Bite
Movement of the teeth because of the impacted teeth causes the bite to be out of balance. You may have a cross bite, over bite or under bite. All of these can cause further dental problems. Sometimes, these issues need to be addressed through an orthodontist that can develop a treatment plan to put the teeth back in place once the impacted teeth are removed.
Speak with our dental specialists about any impacted teeth that you might have. It is important to have this taken care of to ensure that you have not only the proper bite, but less of a chance of developing an infection.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 705-302-0357 today.