The wisdom teeth are retained when they do not have enough space to leave or grow normally, which causes pain and discomfort in the jaw. If suffering from this condition or presenting discomfort, reach out to our specialists, they can be of great help to your situation.
The difficulty in cleaning the retained wisdom teeth, which have come out partially, increases the risk of contracting an infection called “pericoronitis”. This consists of a dental infection that occurs when there is not enough space in the mouth for a wisdom tooth to leave, this area is partially erupted and the gum tissue covers the upper part of the tooth, which causes remains of food to store for too long, causing a bad smell and other serious problems. It is recommended to rinse with warm water and salt while receiving medical attention, since oral surgery may be necessary in some cases.
Discomfort when opening the mouth, calls for a possible wisdom tooth pressing against the second molar, so it is likely that this tooth is affected or increases the risk of infection in that area. This pressure can also cause problems with the grouping of the other teeth and require orthodontic treatment to straighten the teeth damaged by the apperance of teeth.