The Gastonia Dental Group Guide To Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth And Your Gastonia Dentist

Wisdom teeth are the last of the molars to erupt from the gums. They usually appear in the late teens and early twenties. Not all people develop these teeth while some have from one to four. At Gastonia Dental Group, wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure.

Though some Gastonia dental patients never experience any problems with these extra molars, many times wisdom teeth can create serious dental complications. If the wisdom teeth do not have the room to develop and erupt normally, they are referred to as impacted. An impacted tooth may never emerge from the bone and gum, emerge only partially, or come in sideways.

Impacted teeth can damage the adjacent molar, cause infection or trigger gum disease. Sometimes these problems cause no noticeable symptoms for a period of time. To prevent these serious complications, wisdom teeth are often removed.

Wisdom teeth symptoms include pain when opening mouth, gum swelling, bad breath, and pain when chewing. These indicators can be constant or intermittent.

To learn more about wisdom teeth removal, call 704-800-0303 to schedule an exam at Gastonia Dental Group. Our dental team can recommend the best course of treatment.

Contact Gastonia Dental Group:

704-800-0303

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2205 E Franklin Blvd Ste 110
Gastonia, North Carolina
28054