Have you ever felt sudden pain near your molars? Or have you ever experienced swelling along?
If the answer is yes, then congratulations you are now wiser than yesterday 😉
Not that you were not wise ever though!
This is a stage of wisdom teeth eruption. Wisdom teeth are the third molars and are usually the last to erupt in the set of permanent teeth. There are in total 4 wisdom teeth 2 at the upper end and 2 at the lower end.
Every person goes through this stage in their lifetime that you might feel pain because your wisdom tooth is erupting. Because wisdom tooth does not get enough space for emerging as a result it can cause pain or swelling. Sometimes it also happens that you will not feel any pain and your tooth will emerge on its own. In that case you might not even know about the same being developed.
The impacted wisdom teeth might cause pain, damage to other teeth and other dental problems. Even if they are not causing any pain but because they are hard to reach, therefore, are more vulnerable to decay and gum disease.
Though you may feel pain but with time your wisdom tooth will emerge on it’s own and will then cause no more pain. But in some instance your dentist can advise you wisdom teeth removal. Such instances are:
Sometimes the wisdom teeth do not grow properly, they may take too much space or crowd. This is because your mouth already has 28 teeth and it cannot create space for it making them erupt in either tilted position, sideways or misaligned in the jaw. This might create major problems for your mouth and might lead to consequences. If such is the case, then extraction is the only alternative with your dentist.
Pain & Irritation
Pain & irritation is usually the very first sign of getting a wisdom tooth. The pain can spread to the adjoining area which leads to swelling in gums. This pain can vanish for a few days or even weeks but will generally erupt back and if left untreated, it will lead to severe and unbearable pain o that side. The pain usually occur when the tooth is impacted or partially erupted. If it is partially erupted then the food can get stuck, it may also collect plaque and debris which leads to decay and infection. If ignored the infection spread to the neck or throat. In such extreme case extracting your wisdom tooth is the only solution.
Stiff Jaw and Swollen Gums
If you have impacted wisdom tooth or it is partially developed then they may move other teeth which can cause discomfort making your jaw stiff which makes it difficult to open your mouth. This also leads to extra gum tissue which makes your gums swollen or red which further lead to gum diseases that has other complications attached. To avoid the stiffness and swelling wisdom tooth is required to extract.
If ignored for long, this will accumulate fluid causing infection which will damage roots of tooth leading to bone destruction. As discussed above that partially emerged tooth can be a center for bacteria and plaque accumulation which can cause cavities. Once developed this can spread to other teeth causing decay to other teeth. For such cases extraction is the last resort.
One could not even think that wisdom teeth can have sinus issue with it. Such problem can arise in the upper jaw where the root of the tooth put pressure on sinus rubbing against them. Though not a frequent one but can happen sometimes causing sinus pain.
All such issues require extraction of wisdom teeth and ignoring the same can cause serious dental ailments. Visit the best dental hospital near you and get yourself examined. Your dentist is the best to let you know if extraction is the requirement.
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