Consequences of Impacted Teeth

Find out why wisdom teeth often need to be removed.

Impacted teeth are teeth that don’t fully erupt through the gums. This is often the case with wisdom teeth, the third and final set of molars to develop in your teens or early 20s. Unfortunately, impacted teeth can cause a host of problems, so it’s important to consult with your Kissimmee, FL, dentist Dr. Vincent Grosso to find out if dental extractions are needed.

Why Impacted Wisdom Teeth are a Problem

If your wisdom teeth are impacted or aren’t growing in properly, your Kissimmee, FL, dental team is going to recommend dental extractions. Most of the time, our jaws don’t have enough room to accommodate these newly emerging teeth. As a result, leaving impacted wisdom teeth can lead to a wide range of issues including:

  • Swelling, bleeding, and tenderness of the gums
  • Gum disease
  • An infection
  • An abscess
  • Damage to neighboring teeth
  • Dental alignment issues that may require braces to fix
  • Decay
  • Persistent jaw pain
  • Recurring headaches

Why You Should See a Dentist About Impacted Wisdom Teeth

You shouldn’t wait until an impacted tooth causes these problems before you turn to us. By coming in twice a year for checkups and cleanings, we can monitor the development of your wisdom teeth through X-rays. This way, we can understand and keep tabs on how your teeth are developing and erupting to determine if an extraction is right for you.

While some people can keep their wisdom teeth, for most people this is not the sound choice for the overall health of their smiles. Having impacted wisdom teeth removed sooner rather than later can prevent further issues down the road.

If you are concerned about impacted wisdom teeth and want to discuss whether your smile could benefit from dental extractions in Kissimmee, FL, then it’s time to turn to your dentist, Dr. Grosso. We are also proud to serve the Hunters Creek, FL, area. To schedule an evaluation, simply call (407) 350-5969 today.