If your wisdom teeth are giving you problems, see us for the solutions.

patient getting a tooth extractedHave you ever wondered how wisdom teeth got their name? Wisdom teeth, which are also known as third molars are the last teeth to erupt. This usually occurs when a person is in their late teens or early twenties, when they are presumably wiser. Hence the name. On some occasions, wisdom teeth erupt without any problems. But often, you will need to make an appointment to see our dentist, Dr. Jorge de la Osa and his associates to solve your issues with your wisdom teeth in Commerce, California. Those issues may include

  • Impacted wisdom teeth, which is a condition that occurs when your teeth remain in your jaw and are unable to erupt
  • Partially erupted teeth, which may create a situation in which food debris, and bacteria can become trapped between your wisdom teeth and the gum tissue. This can create red and swollen gums and could promote an infection. This can also create tooth crowding.
  • Wisdom teeth that may erupt without enough room in your mouth or at improper angles.

Even if your wisdom teeth don’t erupt and you don’t experience any pain, they have the potential to cause health problems later in life.

Some symptoms that may indicate that it is time to visit Sunshine Dental Group include stiffness, pain or swelling in your gums or jaws. You may also experience a bad taste in your mouth when you eat.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of wisdom teeth issues, you can call 323.266.2120 today to schedule your visit with us.