Wisdom Teeth: What to Do

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Are your wisdom teeth bothering you or someone close to you? If so, our team can help. Sadly, wisdom teeth removal is something that almost everyone goes through, but can you recognize the symptoms of a problematic wisdom tooth? Similarly, do you know why some wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Luckily, there are a few signs you can watch for. One of the most common indicators of a problematic wisdom tooth is pain. Generally, this discomfort is caused by your wisdom teeth growing beneath your molars. The pain can also be caused by a tooth erupting from your gums. This discomfort should not be ignored because your wisdom teeth can damage your other teeth and even shift the position of your teeth.

Sadly, aside from discomfort, you may have to deal with a few complications if you decide not to have your wisdom teeth removed. If you don’t have enough room in your jaw, if your teeth come in crooked, or if your teeth grow under your molar, the position of your other teeth could be shifted. This means that any orthodontic work you’ve had done could be ruined—or you could simply need orthodontic work in the future.

If you’re interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to give Modern Dentistry of New England a call at 860-582-4485. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and create a plan that best fits your unique needs. Dr. Sherif Gabr and our entire team look forward to hearing from you soon.