Are your gums red and swollen? Do you feel pain in our jaw? Is your jaw swollen? Do you have an annoying taste in your mouth?

These are some symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth, sys Dr. Marti Cherry, a dentist in Charlotte, N.C. for more than 15 years.

Cherry says an exam can determine whether the teeth are impacted or if there is another cause. In some cases, impacted wisdom teeth can be treated; in other cases they must be removed.

Many people have four wisdom teeth, which are the last adult teeth we get. They’re molars at the back of the mouth – two on the bottom and two on the front.

When wisdom teeth are impacted, they can cause pain, damage other teeth and keep you from opening your mouth easily. In addition, their location makes wisdom teeth harder to brush and floss, which can lead to decay and gum disease.

Dr. Marti Cherry is a family dentist. His office is at 2620 West Arrowood Road, Suite 100, South Charlotte.

Call (704) 831 – 6349 now for an appointment.

Dr. Cherry treats impacted wisdom teeth in Charlotte, N.C. area

Wisdom teeth generally appear in teens and young adults – ages 17-25. It’s important that people in this age bracket visit a dentist every six months for an exam because wisdom teeth not only emerge but they often shift during the process.

In some people wisdom teeth emerge without incident and align properly with other teeth.

In others, however, the wisdom teeth lack room to come into the mouth and develop painlessly. Sometimes the tooth may never emerge or may emerge only partway.

Wisdom teeth can become impacted if they grow at an angle or remain trapped inside the jawbone, increasing the likelihood of an infection!

Make an appointment with Dr. Marti, who will examine your teeth and advise you if you have impacted wisdom teeth.

Got a question for Dr. Cherry? Call (704) 831 – 6349

 More dental problems treated by Dr. Cherry

Dr. Cherry notes that wisdom teeth carry several serious risks.

  • They can damage neighboring teeth and raise the chances of infection
  • They can develop cysts
  • They’re more likely than other teeth to attract decay, inflame the gums and develop pericoronitis, a dental disorder that can cause swelling in the jaw, cheeks and neck.

Along with treating impacted wisdom teeth, Dr. Cherry can show patients how to avoid problems with wisdom teeth, too. Dental X-rays, for instance, show if teeth are emerging smoothly.

He and his friendly, professional staff draw patients from South Charlotte, Pineville, Steel Creek, Myers Park, Whitehall, Ayrsley and other communities in and around Charlotte, N.C.

Call (704) 831 – 6349

Visit his office at 2620 West Arrowood Road, Suite 100, South Charlotte.

Dr. Cherry graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program. He is a North Carolina native; he earned his undergraduate degree from North Carolina Central University.