Getting your wisdom teeth removed isn’t exactly a pleasant experience. It’s inconvenient, painful, and depending on your friend group, may wind up on Facebook and Instagram. But for many people, it is absolutely necessary, and putting wisdom teeth removal off can lead to long-term oral health problems. The question isn’t usually whether or not you need the surgery, but whether or not you need it now. There are three main symptoms that show that it’s time for your wisdom teeth removal:
- Pain and Irritation
- Incorrect alignment and growth
- Oral health problems such as cavities and inflamed gums
In today’s blog post, Parkcrest Dental will look at these three symptoms and explain why they mean it’s time for your wisdom teeth removal surgery.
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Pain and Irritation
Wisdom teeth removal isn’t always required. If the teeth are healthy and grown in completely, you may not have to get them removed. However, it is because they don’t always grow in completely that they need to be removed. Because of where they are located in your mouth, wisdom teeth often don’t have enough room to grow in properly, causing pain.
This is a unique pain as well, usually around your molars, and it will typically make eating difficult.
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Incorrect Alignment and Growth
One symptom that usually means you need wisdom teeth removal sooner rather than later is an incorrect alignment of your teeth. Because wisdom teeth lack the proper room to grow, they can sometimes come in at various angles, including horizontally. This will impact your other molars, and, as a result, it will impact the alignment of all your teeth. If your wisdom teeth are coming in at the wrong angle or causing other teeth to misalign, it more than likely means your mouth doesn’t have enough room for the new teeth and require them to be removed.
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Oral Health Problems
Oftentimes due to incorrect alignment, wisdom teeth will cause oral health problems, such as cavities and inflamed gums. Cavities as a result of wisdom teeth happen because the position of your teeth changes and makes it difficult to reach certain areas, whether it be on the wisdom teeth themselves or on molars affected by the wisdom teeth. It can also cause gum inflammation, especially if your mouth doesn’t have room for new teeth. Your dentist will be able to decide whether or not these oral health problems require wisdom teeth removal.
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Contact Parkcrest Dental For Wisdom Teeth Removal Help
Deciding whether or not to have a wisdom teeth removal procedure done is a big decision because it will likely put you out of work for a few days. It’s important to consult with a dentist in making this decision and the experts at Parkcrest Dental can help you make that decision. Contact us today at (417) 262-5515 or visit our website for more information.