San Francisco Dentist Helps You Avoid Issues With Impacted Teeth

Wisdom teeth are, for many dental patients, potentially painful nuisances. And if your wisdom teeth are impacted, you are even more prone to having discomfort and oral health problems.

Our San Francisco wisdom teeth dentist removes these problematic teeth so that people can maintain their healthy and attractive smiles.

If your wisdom teeth are impacted, this means that your wisdom teeth are unable to erupt normally through the top of your gum line. Your teeth may be trying emerge sideways, or through the back of front of your smile.

When you have impacted wisdom teeth you might notice that:

· You suffer from bad breath

· Your gum tissue is red, swollen, or bleeding

· You have a persistent bad taste in your mouth

· You have facial swelling

· You are experiencing jaw pain or tooth pain in the back of your smile

Over time, impacted wisdom teeth can lead to a number of problems, including:

· Jaw and tooth pain

· Cavities

· Gum disease

· Cysts, which can damage the jawbone, tooth, and dental nerves. Cysts due to impacted wisdom teeth develop within the jawbone, and require removal.

· Further dental damage can result when the impacted tooth attempts to emerge horizontally, and puts pressure on the adjacent molar. This not only puts the patient at the risk of infection, it also makes it likely that the patient’s teeth will begin to shift, becoming crowded and crooked.

Our dental team removes impacted wisdom teeth to help protect patients’ smiles. We only ever remove one or two wisdom teeth in an appointment, so that treatment does not severely hinder your daily routine.

Do you want to learn more about how our San Francisco wisdom teeth dentists help patients protect their smiles? If so, please call our dental team, or submit your question through our Contact Us page.