How Serious is Your Impacted Wisdom Tooth?

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On a whole, your wisdom teeth appear and develop between the ages of 17 and 25 years. These third molars are referred as wisdom tooth because these ages are supposedly to be your “Age of Wisdom” phase. Although the appearance of wisdom tooth does not present an inherent risk itself, it becomes a problem when it becomes impacted. 

Here at our Fort Lauderdale oral and maxillofacial surgery practice, we get a lot of visits from individuals who complain about impacted wisdom teeth. This should not come as a surprise as recent statistics by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons reveal that 9 out of 10 individuals have at least one impacted wisdom tooth in their lives.

It’s More Dangerous Than You Think

So how serious are impacted wisdom teeth? First, your third molars are quite difficult to clean due to its location. Hence, bacteria are more likely to thrive in the area, putting you at risk for gum disease. It has also been shown in several studies that bacteria in the mouth could cause systemic infections via your bloodstream. An excellent example is this study which found a link between dental plaque and coronary artery disease.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Fort Lauderdale

One of the most effective ways to avoid health complications from an impacted wisdom tooth is to have it removed. For wisdom tooth extraction in Fort Lauderdale, get in touch with us today by calling 954-771-8772 or by filling out this contact form to set up an appointment. We look forward to your visit!