Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Have you recently noticed pain in the back of your mouth? If so, your wisdom teeth might be growing in. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to show up, but they tend to make a dramatic appearance when they showcase—which is why millions of people choose to remove them every year. If you’re concerned about your wisdom teeth, continue reading to reveal nine red flags that your third molars are causing a stir.  

  1.       Discomfort

Pain in the back of the mouth is one of the most common symptoms that your wisdom teeth are striving to erupt (or starting to cause issues). While wisdom teeth pain typically starts in the back of the mouth, the intensity varies from person to person. Wisdom teeth pain can come and go, or it can seem never-ending, and it can feel dull or sharp.

  1.       Inflamed Gums

Sometimes, wisdom teeth only partially erupt. When this happens, pericoronitis might occur. Pericoronitis is the inflammation and infection of gum tissue encircling a partially erupted wisdom tooth or teeth. Typically, partially impacted molars have a flap of gingival tissue that covers the crown of the erupting tooth. Food, germs, and other debris can get trapped underneath this flap. Furthermore, this gingival flap is the perfect breeding ground for harmful, inflammatory bacteria.

  1.       Bleeding Gums

Are there red spots on your toothbrush bristles after brushing? If so, your wisdom teeth might be coming in. When wisdom teeth are impacted (trapped below the gum line), they force immense pressure on the back teeth and gums. Consequently, bleeding might occur after flossing or brushing the back of the mouth.

  1.       Cysts

Cysts are fluid-filled scans, and if you ignore your wisdom teeth long enough, one might begin to form in your mouth. You could avoid severe mouth and jaw damage if you removed it in time via wisdom teeth surgery.

  1.       Misaligned Teeth

Even if there’s no space for them, wisdom teeth will continue to grow and start to nudge the other teeth out of alignment and cause crookedness. Wisdom teeth extractions can create more room in the mouth so that the other teeth don’t overcrowd.

  1.       Stiff or Sore Jaw

If your teeth are misaligned, your jaw might have to overcompensate to balance your bite. Thus, you might notice that your jaw feels stiff, sore, or challenging to open. These are the tell-tale signs that TMJ disorder is emerging, a separate oral health battle to tackle.

  1.       Sinus Problems

The maxillary sinuses are located directly above the teeth, on each side of the nose, and near the cheekbones. When wisdom teeth sprout and put down tooth roots in the upper jaw, you might feel uncomfortable pressure on your sinuses, causing intense headaches, congestion, and other sinus-related issues.

Richmond TX Tooth Extractions and More

Although pulling wisdom teeth isn’t always necessary, it can improve oral and overall health in many cases. Regardless, it’s worth speaking to an experienced dentist about oral surgery before these common, problematic wisdom teeth symptoms arise. Sadly, the longer you wait for intervention, the more these issues can exacerbate.

Haven Dentistry has your back if you are on the quest for wisdom teeth removal in Richmond, TX. Call (832) 345-5165 or book an appointment online today.

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