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You probably know that your wisdom teeth usually erupt after all of your other teeth, generally between the ages of sixteen and twenty years old. Since your wisdom teeth are the last to come in, there often isn’t enough room for them to erupt properly. This can lead to a number of serious complications.

If there isn’t enough room in your mouth, your wisdom teeth could become impacted, or stuck beneath your gums. Impacted teeth can lead to irritated and swollen gums. An impacted tooth can also cause your teeth to shift, which can lead to another set of serious issues.

One common solution to these problems is extracting wisdom teeth. Generally, our team will recommend this treatment before the wisdom teeth come in. If problems with a wisdom tooth become too serious, you could find yourself facing a number of problems. For instance, your wisdom teeth can cause sinus problems and frequent headaches. If your tooth erupts incorrectly, you may be more prone to plaque and tartar buildup and gum infections.

Do you have more questions about the care you can receive from your team? Would you like to hear more about how a wisdom tooth can affect your other teeth? Are you simply hoping to find a time to meet with Dr. John Wiltz? If so, we invite you to contact Irish Road Dental by giving us a call at 810.653.4100. We’ll be happy to inspect your teeth, offer you personalized advice, and to help you keep your teeth strong. We look forward to hearing from you soon.