At some point in most people's lives, wisdom teeth are going to start coming through.
For some people, this isn't a big issue and does cause a lot of pain. For others, they never even come through in the first place.
However, there are many who start to experience their wisdom teeth coming through the gums and need to get them removed. Some may ask, however, whether it is possible at all to keep them.
Your Wisdom Teeth and Your Jaw: What You Should KnowWisdom teeth are molars that exist on the very back of your upper and lower jaws. Most people will experience their eruption in their late teens or early twenties. However, there are many people who even experience it in their late twenties or early thirties.
When they emerge, they can either come through fully or they may only be poking halfway out. This doesn't necessarily cause pain, but for some people it can be unbearable.
What About the Jaw? Can Wisdom Teeth Be Kept?In cases where an emerging wisdom tooth causes pain, many people may decide to get them removed. This is a decision that is up to the person themselves. Pain is usually caused if the teeth are impacted.
This is often what causes a lot of people to come to us in the first place. Ideally in nature, the jaw is of course set up to keep the wisdom teeth. The jaws may be formed a little differently, however, causing the teeth to come through in a very painful manner.
There is nothing wrong with keeping your wisdom teeth if they don't cause any trouble. However, if you are in pain them make sure to come to us as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (503) 985-8945 today.