Common Signs That Indicate You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Taken Out
Posted by Dr. Lee on Jun 3 2021, 05:46 AM
Experiencing some sensitivity in the back of your gums? Want to get your wisdom teeth removed? This third sets of molars grow at last. These teeth may make your teeth shift and cause teeth alignment over time. So, it is essential to get them extracted.
Visit East Burn Dentistry for your regular checkups so that our dentist can monitor the development of your wisdom teeth and remove them on time before it affects your oral and overall health.
When do you don't have to get wisdom teeth removed?
You don't have to get your wisdom teeth or the third molars removed in the following cases:
- If it's placed better enough to give you a healthy bite with the opposite teeth
- If they are healthy
- If they fully erupted from the gums
- If they can be properly cleaned while performing your daily dental hygiene routine
When should you get your wisdom teeth extracted?
We recommend you get your wisdom teeth removed in any of the below-mentioned circumstances:
- Partial eruption through the gums: In that case, it would be pretty hard to clean the area, which may attract bacteria leading to oral infection and gum disease.
- Wholly hidden beneath the gums: If your wisdom teeth haven't appropriately emerged, it means they might have become impacted within your jaw. Over time, this may cause an infection or a cyst that affects neighboring teeth and jaw bone.
- Crowded teeth: If there isn't enough space for the wisdom teeth to erupt, they may cause crowding and damage to other adjacent teeth.
What are the signs that show you should get your wisdom teeth removed?
The signs that show to get your wisdom teeth extracted are:
- Sensitivity and throbbing pain at the back of your mouth. Just like any other toothache, this is the first usual sign that shows you need to get your wisdom teeth removed.
- Having inflamed gums. When these third molars emerge, they cause inflammation in the gums, which appear as reddish and slightly swollen areas along the gum line. This makes brushing a challenging task.
- The development of painful cysts may impact and damage the other tooth roots.
- Dental issues due to wisdom teeth have proven to cause sinus infections.
- You may experience a bad taste in your mouth, accompanying bad breath.
- The positioning of wisdom teeth makes it hard to clean the tooth surface, thus, making teeth prone to cavities and tooth decay.
To learn more about wisdom teeth, visit East Burn Dentistry at 1415 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97214. Call us at 503-233-4871 for appointments. We'll be happy to guide you further.