Wisdom Teeth and the Troubles They Cause

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Wisdom teeth are the upper and lower third molars found at the very back of your mouth. They are the very last teeth at each end of your jaw, but aren’t necessarily ever seen. This is because wisdom teeth don’t grow in until between the ages of seventeen and twenty-one. Wisdom teeth can cause a lot of problems, and even if they don’t are usually removed fairly early on from an emergency wisdom tooth removal dentist in Los Angeles, once they start emerging or should start emerging.

Problems wisdom teeth can cause include:

• Only breaking through the gums half way, which can cause the gum to grow over them. This can lead to an infection.
• Growing in crooked or backwards, effecting other teeth
• Impaction in the jaw
• Lack of hygiene, due to not enough space to allow for cleaning
• Cysts, which damage your jawbone and/or roots

Symptoms to look out for are:

• Pain or stiffness in jaw
• Irritation
• Swelling in gums
• Teeth crowding
• Tooth decay
• Gum disease

If you are experiencing one or more of the symptoms above, you should contact emergency dentists in Los Angeles. These problems usually affect those between the ages of fifteen and twenty five who have not yet gotten their wisdom teeth removed.

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