How do you know when your wisdom tooth needs extraction?
Firstly, “wisdom tooth” is a common name given to the third molar teeth that are the last teeth to erupt, between the ages of 15 years to 25 years, broadly speaking. As they are the last teeth to erupt, often the jaw size is not large enough to accommodate them as the space will have been taken up by other teeth already in place. Due to lack of space, these teeth can start to grow or erupt in odd directions and get trapped behind the second molars or in the jawbone or gums. They may never be able to erupt in a desirable position to be functional or be manageable. In these instances, they may start trapping food and bacteria or are difficult to clean. Accordingly, this may lead to inflammation and/or infection, which is often very painful. You will then need to have your teeth examined by a dentist, who may suggest all the options for the treatment or management of the presenting problem.
Our dentist at Eskay Dental is very experienced in dealing with problems related to wisdom teeth. The usual steps are to examine and diagnose the presenting problem and then discuss and treatment plan the management. The management may be a simple clean and home care until the tooth erupts completely if there is enough room for it to be accommodated in the jaw. If it is assessed that there is not enough space and the problem is going to be persistent, the dentist may suggest removal of your wisdom tooth or teeth. Removal of the wisdom tooth/teeth is often the most definitive way to eliminate the problem of painful wisdom teeth, for good.
How do you know your wisdom tooth is coming out?
If you are experiencing pain towards the back of the jaws, or there is pain related to swelling or inflamed gums, tenderness in the jaw, pain to biting/chewing/swallowing, towards the end of the jaw, it may be related to your wisdom teeth. You should have your mouth and teeth checked on a regular basis anyway. However, if you have above symptoms or concerns, it will be best to consult our dentist at Eskay Dental to have your problem assessed promptly. The dentist will then guide you to have this problem managed appropriately.
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