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Kettle Moraine Dental | Wisdom Teeth in Waukesha County

Kettle Moraine Dental

W309S4839 Commercial Dr.
North Prairie, WI 53153

(262) 968-3344

Wisdom Teeth
 

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that emerge, usually during your late teens to early twenties. For some people the wisdom teeth emerge through the gums and have enough room to grow in naturally. For others, wisdom teeth often cause problems as they are trying to protrude through the gums.

When a wisdom tooth is impacted the tooth is coming in at an angle and not straight through the gum line. This can cause pain, the tooth can come in unevenly, or the tooth may only emerge partially. 

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause structural damage to the jaw and other teeth, causing tooth resorption or even a cyst around the impaction. They can also provide a place for bacteria to gather since they are hard to reach and clean resulting in pain and swelling. Wisdom teeth push forward with a tremendous amount of force, and over time will crowd your anterior teeth.  These potential problems make it necessary to remove impacted wisdom teeth so that larger problems do not arise. Routine x-rays during a dental exam can reveal if you will need to have your wisdom teeth removed.

 
 
Waukesha County Dentist | Wisdom Teeth. Dr. Larry Slutsky is a Waukesha County Dentist.