Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that spring up at the far ends of your jaws, between the ages of 17 and 20. Two teeth on the upper jaw and two teeth on the lower jaw make it a total of four teeth that come in much later after the rest of your teeth.
The growth of wisdom teeth can be troublesome and uncomfortable for many individuals, particularly the way in which they impact the structure of your jaw and the neighboring teeth. Dr. Amin Samadian has taken it as a professional obligation to raise awareness and make wisdom tooth treatment simple and effective for everyone.
Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth were useful for our ancestors who chewed on tough foods, such as raw meat and sticks. They’re also replacement molars in case our other teeth fall out. However, with improved oral hygiene and dental technology, these teeth are essentially useless.
Wisdom teeth have trouble growing straight and in full. Only a few people are lucky enough to have space for their wisdom teeth to turn out perfectly straight. For a majority, these turn out either misaligned or crooked. For this reason, the earliest visit to Dr. Samadian is going to solve much of your wisdom tooth problems.
What are Impacted Teeth?
Impacted teeth or impacted wisdom teeth are those that do not get a safe oral environment to grow out well. The lack of space for four additional molars often makes it impossible for the impacted teeth to emerge or be extracted safely. If the gums are hardened, or if the neighboring teeth are too close, the impacted teeth will make the situation pretty painful for you. The jawbone may also be an obstruction in their path, resulting in intense nerve pain around the area.
An impacted wisdom tooth is when only the crown of the tooth is visible amongst the gums or when the entire tooth is trapped below the gum. You may have either partially impacted teeth or fully impacted teeth, depending on how poorly they’re erupting. There’s often a chance of oral infections and cysts to form through or around the opening meant for wisdom teeth. These can further cause dental ache, redness, and swollenness of your gums.
Treating Wisdom Teeth
Impacted teeth, or even regular wisdom teeth, almost always need medical attention. Delaying the situation may complicate things for you. Oral cysts inside or around the cavity of the impacted teeth increase the pain and even harm the structure and safety of your surrounding teeth.
Fortunately, Dr. Amin Samadian has both experience and expertise when it comes to all your dental whims. Your oral hygiene and health are in safe hands when you have Dr. Samadian to look after them. Whether it’s wisdom teeth extraction or surgery, we ensure that you’ll always receive the best treatment for your wisdom tooth.
Take the Next Step
If you have more questions about wisdom teeth extraction, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Amin Samadian, proudly serving San Francisco, Main County, and the East Bay Area in California. You can count on him to help you make an informed decision. Call us at (925-254-2360) or fill out our convenient online contact form.