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What Wisdom Teeth Can Do if They Push Other Teeth Around

Posted on 6/20/2019 by Doctor Haigney
What Wisdom Teeth Can Do if They Push Other Teeth AroundWisdom teeth usually begin to grow in when a person is in their late teens or early adulthood. While there are many people who will see their wisdom teeth grow in without any problems, there are also many people who need to have their wisdom teeth removed for some reason. One of the biggest problems with wisdom teeth is that they can create so many other problems.

Finding the Space
One of the biggest problems that people have with their wisdom teeth is the lack of space in their mouth. There is simply not enough room for the wisdom teeth to grow in. The solution is to remove the wisdom teeth, so they do not affect the other teeth in the mouth. People that do not get them removed may end noticing that their other teeth have been pushed around and wonder if this is a problem.

Some Issues It Creates
When the wisdom tooth pushes another tooth out of place, it puts that tooth in danger. It could loosen the tooth, or it could open up space for bacteria to grow between the tooth and gum. A loose tooth could also fall out.

When the wisdom tooth pushes on a tooth it can also cause it to chip, crack or break. It may not cause problems right away, but it will weaken the tooth and could lead to problems later on. The amount of danger the wisdom tooth pushing on another tooth causes depends on how much it pushes and how the tooth reacts to it.

Changing the Bite

While most of the problems with the wisdom tooth pushing on another tooth center around the tooth involved, there are also issues with all the teeth to consider. When the wisdom teeth move in and push the other teeth out of place, they are chancing the bite. Changing the bit can lead to problems that include Bruxism, TMJ difficulty chewing, pain, headaches and many more issues. These may not happen right away, but they can develop over time.

It is important to make sure that your wisdom teeth are growing in properly and do not present any problems for you when they begin to grow. The sooner you recognize the problems, the easier it is to treat them.

If you have any questions about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
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