young woman holds her jaw in pain from emerging wisdom teeth

Signs You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

April 12, 2022 6:58 pm | Published by

Wisdom teeth are the final molars that erupt between the ages of 12 to 24. These teeth are known to cause a variety of problems and are often removed. Here’s what you need to know about wisdom teeth and whether or not you should have yours extracted!

Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Go

The most common issue wisdom teeth have is not erupting properly. If wisdom teeth are unable to successfully break the gum’s surface, they are known as impacted. Many patients don’t have enough room in their jawline for wisdom teeth to come in fully. Here are some of the most common signs to watch for that may indicate your wisdom teeth aren’t erupting properly:

  • Pain when chewing or biting down
  • Swollen gums around wisdom teeth
  • Chronic jaw pain
  • Cysts or abscesses near wisdom teeth area
  • Halitosis (bad breath)

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, you should contact your dentist right away. Your dentist can perform a thorough examination of your wisdom teeth to determine whether or not they need to be removed. Don’t wait to see your dentist, if your wisdom teeth aren’t erupting properly, they can potentially damage surrounding teeth or cause severe infection.

Gentle Wisdom Teeth Removal in Cedar Park, Texas

Wisdom teeth removal may sound intimidating, but there’s nothing to fear! Our skilled team at Vista Ridge Family Dentistry performs gentle wisdom teeth removal. You’ve probably seen many funny videos on the internet of people acting loopy after their wisdom teeth are removed. Dental sedation is what causes this! Sedation ensures patients feel completely relaxed and comfortable during the removal process to ensure a stress-free procedure. It also makes for some fun video content after the fact! Our mission is to ensure our patients have a positive experience at our office. Please contact our office to schedule your consultation!

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