If this happens, they remain below the gum surface and can get infected. Some will start to grow in, crack the gum surface and then stop growing.
These partially-impacted teeth could also cause problems. Both types of these teeth can affect the positioning of other teeth within your mouth. But what if they aren't causing you any pain?
The Hidden Dangers of Wisdom TeethThe dental community agrees that if a wisdom tooth is causing problems or is developing the potential to cause problems, it should be removed. There are many signs that wisdom teeth are becoming problematic.
The wisdom tooth could begin to cause pain. It could also get infected, which in addition to pain, can cause you other risks. They could develop cavities as well.
The other unfortunate by-product of a problem wisdom tooth is that it can cause the movement of your permanent teeth as it tries to move them aside to make room to grow.
If you have wisdom teeth that don't give you problems such as the ones mentioned above, it is important for you to have regular checkups that include x-rays.
The x-rays can see what is going on below the gum line and can be a predictor of potential problems. If it is causing the other teeth to get displaced, for example, this will show up on an x-ray.
If you don't have any of these dental professional now agree that it may be better to leave the wisdom teeth alone as long as they are regularly checked for their status. Avoiding surgical removal also eliminates the risk caused by anesthesia.
Please contact our office if you have any questions about your wisdom teeth.