Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Are you beginning to notice some sensitivity in the back of your gums? Wondering whether you have to remove wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the third and last set of molars that grow during the earlier stage of human development. However, today, thanks to advanced oral care and hygiene, they are merely obsolete since our molars are all that are necessary. But when wisdom teeth begin to emerge, they can shift and impact the alignment of your teeth and jaw. That’s why extracting them is important.

Following are the signs that your wisdom teeth need to be removed:-

  • Pain in the back of your mouth
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Earaches or headaches
  • Stiffness or pain in your jaw
  • Swelling in your jaw
  • Consistent sinus issues
  • Overcrowded or crooked teeth
  • Cysts near your wisdom teeth
  • Repeated tooth infections or cavities
  • Bad breath
  • Difficulty eating
  • Pain located on your tongue or cheek

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars in the back of your mouth. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25, and they're spotted on X-rays. Most people have them removed for one of these reasons:

  • They’re impacted. Because they’re so far back in your mouth, wisdom teeth may not come in normally. They can be trapped in your jawbone or gums, which can be painful.
  • They come in at the wrong angle. They may press against your other teeth.
  • Your mouth isn’t big enough. Your jaw has no room for an extra set of molars.
  • You have cavities or gum disease. You may not be able to reach your wisdom teeth with your toothbrush or dental floss.

If you are having a problem and think extraction might be necessary, please contact our office as soon as possible. We’ll make arrangements for you to come in so we can evaluate your condition and determine if extraction is necessary. If you are in pain, we will make every effort to see you the same day to provide you with the relief you need.

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