Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, can be a dental concern. They often occur between the ages of 18-22. If wisdom teeth come in the right position, they can, however, make chewing easier or they could fill in for a missing molar.
What are the symptoms of wisdom teeth?
Symptoms of wisdom teeth are sensitivity and swelling, discomfort, headaches and possible infection. Headaches can occur because wisdom teeth become trapped under the gum or become trapped in the wrong position. This can cause pressure and tension in the jaw which can lead to a headache. Keep in mind; when wisdom teeth partially erupt, that can also cause bacteria to grow and that can lead to an infection.
What to do when wisdom teeth come in?
The best thing to do when wisdom teeth come in and you begin to have pain and discomfort, is to see your dentist or oral surgeon as soon as possible. General or local anesthesia is provided when wisdom teeth are removed. Most dentists and oral surgeons recommend that wisdom teeth be removed before an infection sets in. In addition, wisdom teeth need to be removed because our jaws simply don’t have enough room to accommodate them. They should also be removed before they become an even bigger problem and to avoid surgery that is complicated and time consuming.
To conclude, wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, can become a dental problem. They often come in between the ages of 18-22. Talk with your dentist or oral surgeon soon and find out more about wisdom teeth and why it is important to have them removed as soon as possible.
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