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New London Dentist | New London dental care | NH | Wisdom Teeth

Drs. Brian & Mary Wicenski

General Dentistry

603-526-2286

27 Newport Road
PO Box 1017
New London, NH  03257
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 many 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. Partially impacted wisdom teeth can also provide a place for bacteria to gather since they are hard to reach and clean. These potential problems often make it necessary to remove 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.