Signs You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed
Wisdom teeth are your third set of molars that normally grow in sometime in your late teens or early twenties. As we grow our jaws shrink. This leaves very little space for an additional set of molars, which is the reason they usually induce severe pain and have to be pulled. In addition to pain, there are a few other symptoms that indicate you might need to have your wisdom teeth extracted..
Oddly enough, not every single person encounters the pain that is widely associated with the breakthrough of one’s wisdom teeth. Oftentimes a qualified dentist will advise removing them based only on your x-rays because he is able to determine if your wisdom teeth will result in overcrowding or put undue pressure on your surrounding teeth as they progress.
As overcrowding starts to occur, teeth that used to be straight, start to move. Once your adult teeth shift, they are able to create difficulties like one tooth pushing in front of another, issues pertaining to your gums, and even lead to severe infections that are caused by tiny particles of food that have become lodged between your teeth.
Pain/Sensitivity to Hot and Cold Temperatures
Varying levels of pain are generally the first indications that your wisdom teeth are going to be an issue and will most likely have to be professionally extracted. The pain they cause is usually a dull, aching discomfort in your jaw that could possibly radiate into your ear, neck, or face. Some foods that necessitate a lot of chewing such as root vegetables and certain cuts of meat will increase your level of pain while you are chewing them.
Impacted teeth are another widespread problem that stems from wisdom teeth not growing in straight. If there is not enough space in your mouth then your teeth will often grow in at an angle and, occasionally, in an entirely different direction than your other teeth.
This normally causes your gums to undergo tenderness, inflammation, gum infections, and harm to your neighboring teeth. Once your wisdom teeth are determined to be impacted, it is strongly advised that you have them extracted as quickly as possible. Impacted teeth are very likely to bring about general problems with your jaw and could also create additional severe oral health issues.
Treat The Pain and Avoid Infection
There is absolutely no excuse for dealing with pain caused by wisdom teeth. Wisdom tooth extraction is a simple and expeditious dental procedure. If you are feeling any discomfort or pain or have any questions regarding the removal of your wisdom teeth, we are here to help you.
Your teeth have to be properly maintained if you want to keep your smile both beautiful and functional. The preventative dentistry treatments offered by Curtis L. Chan, DDS in his Del Mar office will help you establish the optimal oral health care routine you need to make sure your teeth remain healthy and strong. For more information on preventative dentistry and your oral health, contact our San Diego office at (858) 481-9090 to schedule an appointment.
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