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Why Wisdom Teeth Cause Problems

Do Your wisdom teeth have room to grow?
Did You Know?

Some wisdom teeth grow in normal but some can be impacted

If they are impacted and/or cause teeth crowding, it may be best to have them removed. The removal of one or more wisdom teeth is a common procedure.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the third molars that in most people start coming in around the age of 17-25. These teeth are called wisdom teeth because they grow at a more mature age.

It’s normal to feel some discomfort when your wisdom teeth start to appear, but if you have pain contact Dr. Roman.

xray of impacted wisdom teeth

X-ray of impacted wisdom teeth which are causing crowding

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Cause Problems?

Since they are the last to erupt, there is often not enough room for the wisdom teeth to grow in as they should. They may become impacted (unable to fully break through the gum tissues and jawbone) or grow in at an incorrect angle. Wisdom teeth that do not erupt as they should can lead to several dental problems.

What Can Happen If Wisdom Are Impacted?

  • Wisdom teeth that are impacted can disturb the natural tooth alignment or orthodontic treatment

  • Neighboring teeth can be damaged when wisdom teeth don’t have enough room.
  • Wisdom teeth that haven’t come in normally can trap food which can cause tooth decay

  • When wisdom teeth partially come through they can give bacteria a place to breed causing an infection and inflammation in the gums and other tissues

  • A wisdom tooth that is impacted can form a cyst. This could damage nearby roots and jawbone

four types of impacted wisdom teeth

Types of impacted wisdom teeth

How do I know if I should have my wisdom teeth removed?

Dr. Donald or Dr. Alissa Roman will carefully evaluate your smile, including the positioning of your teeth and wisdom teeth to determine whether your smile would benefit from wisdom teeth removal.

Will wisdom teeth removal hurt?

The Roman Dental Arts team will ensure that your wisdom teeth removal treatment is as painless and comfortable as possible.

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Do Your Wisdom Teeth Have Room To Grow!

We invite you to learn more about Impacted Wisdom Teeth from our caring team at Roman Dental Arts in Hackensack, NJ.

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Roman Dental Arts in Hackensack, NJ is committed to providing exceptional state-of-the-art dentistry. Our patients appreciate the comfortable experience and modern technology they receive from our friendly and caring team.

While our patients travel from many locations, here are some of the communities within Bergen County we serve. New patients are always welcomed into our dental family.

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  • Rochelle Park

  • Teaneck

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  • Dumont

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