Posted on 3/10/2018 by Mark Bieber
|Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that develop in the back portion of the mouth and are usually removed surgically.
For most people, there is not enough room for wisdom teeth to grow in and they must be removed in order to not disrupt other teeth.
However, there are times when wisdom teeth will begin to erupt and seemingly are growing in perfectly. So how do you care for these teeth? Read on to see exactly what to do if your wisdom teeth erupt.
Dental CleaningBecause wisdom teeth are at the back of the mouth, they can get dirty and stay dirty. Bacteria can grow in this area of the mouth due to ineffective cleaning, which can lead to issues such as tooth decay.
It is essential that the wisdom teeth are cleaned properly if they erupt. A narrow-headed toothbrush is a great option, able to hit the hard-to-reach spots in the back of the mouth. Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day plus floss and rinsing.
Dental VisitsIn general, dental visits are important to maintain overall good oral health. With every visit, the dentist can review your teeth and make sure the erupted wisdom tooth or teeth are in good shape.
Cleanings will help cut back on any potential problems with wisdom teeth such as tooth decay or gum disease. Any issues can be caught early and then the tooth/teeth treated or removed as needed.
Wisdom teeth generally begin to come in in the late teens, early twenties. With regular dental visits, a dentist can review the teeth and keep a watchful eye out on if the wisdom teeth need to be removed or if they are okay to remain in place.
To find out more about wisdom teeth and general oral health, contact our office today. We are happy to provide you with information for your dental health.
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