Your Wisdom Teeth: The Impact of Your Oral Health

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Have you had your wisdom teeth removed? Do you know why some individuals need to get their wisdom teeth pulled? As you may have already guessed, your wisdom teeth might actually cause several issues if they aren’t addressed, but do you know what these issues actually are?

Unfortunately, wisdom teeth may not come through your gums properly. If your wisdom teeth do erupt, your wisdom teeth might not have room to come in correctly. If this happens, your wisdom teeth could ultimately push against your other teeth, which may cause extensive damage to your smile. To make matters worse, this could damage any previous orthodontic work you have had done. Furthermore, your wisdom teeth could cause you to develop crowded teeth. Still, a wisdom tooth could become stuck in your gums, or become impacted. Sadly, if a tooth has become impacted, your gums are vulnerable to infection.

Unfortunately, if your wisdom teeth come in incorrectly, it may also be difficult for you to brush your teeth as thoroughly as you need to. If this does happen, you could have a hard time removing both plaque and bacteria from your pearly whites.

If you would like to learn more about wisdom teeth in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, we invite you to give Scholes Family Dental a call at 208-667-1578. Our dentist, Dr. Michael Scholes, and our team will be glad to assess your teeth, give you personalized advice, and see if your wisdom teeth should be removed. We’re excited to meet with you!