Wisdom teeth (the third set of molars we have in our mouths) can become a painful problem for millions each year, necessitating dental surgery to remove them before they have a chance to become impacted or devastate the natural positioning of your teeth that they are forcing their way into.
The very last of all the adult teeth that are going to erupt into your smile, the overwhelming majority of people have four wisdom teeth that are like ticking time bombs – two up top, two on the bottom – that may or may not decide to show themselves.
Wisdom teeth that become impacted almost always require dental surgery to be removed. If left alone they can disrupt your dental health in a number of different ways, the least of which is causing all kinds of cosmetic havoc by shifting your teeth significantly.
Here are a couple of warning signs you want to be on the lookout for to know whether or not your wisdom teeth are starting to emerge as well as how to take advantage of Benicia Oral Surgery services to avoid the issues wisdom teeth inevitably bring about.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY WISDOM TEETH ARE COMING IN?
As highlighted above, wisdom teeth do not always present symptoms that are immediately obvious or apparent – even if they are already impacted.
At the same time, there are a handful of common symptoms you want to be on the lookout for, symptoms that include but are not limited to:
- Redness or swelling of your gums
- General jaw pain or swelling around the jaw area
- An unpleasant taste in your mouth that persists even after brushing, flossing, and rinsing your mouth with mouthwash
- A feeling of your teeth shifting and general discomfort throughout your smile
- Difficulty opening your mouth, chewing, talking, or even just smiling
DO I NEED TO HAVE MY WISDOM TEETH REMOVED?
It’s always a good idea to have wisdom teeth removed by professionals like Benicia Oral Surgery ASAP as soon as you begin to notice these symptoms.
You’ll want to get out ahead of any damage that wisdom teeth can cause to other teeth (especially to your second set of molars that are the first in line to be negatively impacted by wisdom teeth). You’ll also want to avoid cysts, general decay, and gum disease that can be caused by wisdom teeth as well.
For more information about how to best combat wisdom teeth issues, and how to have them removed safely and (almost) painlessly, contact Benicia Oral Surgery today.
Do I always have to have my wisdom teeth removed?
Some wisdom teeth are going to remain “hidden” inside of your mouth and there’s no reason to go after your wisdom teeth until they begin to emerge or impact themselves.
Is wisdom teeth removal always painful?
Plenty of people have heard that wisdom teeth removal procedures are quite painful, but the truth is today there are more modern medical solutions available than ever before to make this process simple, straightforward, and relatively pain-free. The experts at Benicia Oral Surgery can help you avoid pain as much as possible.