Wisdom Teeth & Orthodontics in Temecula & Riverside County

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Third molars interference

The presence of wisdom teeth (the third molars) can adversely affect other teeth before, during, and after the orthodontic treatment. Let us look at a couple of examples:

Example 1: Issue with retained wisdom teeth

Retained wisdom teeth can interfere with proper eruption of second molar teeth into the mouth, as we can see in the example below. If this is not noticed early on (before the roots of the second molar have fully developed), correcting the problem will be very, very difficult. In this example, we see how the upper wisdom teeth are preventing the eruption of upper second molars. The unfortunate thing is that this was noted only AFTER the patient has gone through orthodontic treatment.

Wisdom Teeth xray

Example 2: Issue with the bite

Here is another example, where the lower right wisdom tooth is preventing the lower right second molar from coming in. As a result, the opposing upper second molar has no “vertical stop” and continues to drift down lower, causing even larger issues with the bite.

Wisdom Teeth xray

Example 3: Orthodontic treatment with wisdom teeth retained

After the orthodontic treatment, retained wisdom teeth have the potential to cause decay on adjacent teeth, as we see in the example below. In this case, both wisdom teeth AND the second molars (decayed) had to be removed. This could have been avoided if the wisdom teeth were removed earlier.

Wisdom Teeth xray

Seek our dental assistance & avoid wisdom teeth complications

It is important to have your wisdom teeth evaluated and monitored closely, especially when you are considering early orthodontic treatment. This is so that they don’t cause damage to or prevent the normal eruption and function of the adjacent teeth. In the vast majority of cases, it is recommended to have your wisdom teeth removed prophylactically before potential complications have a chance to develop.

Here at Temecula Facial Oral Surgery, you can schedule reliable wisdom teeth extraction in Temecula and the area. Dr. Tsvetov, a highly qualified maxillofacial surgeon, has the expertise needed to conduct this procedure with minimal discomfort, providing you with the care you need. For any other questions, you can explore our Wisdom Teeth FAQ section or give us a call. We’ll be happy to discuss any of your concerns or schedule a consultation.