Why Wisdom Teeth Can be a Problem
If you are experiencing pain in your back jaw or around your molars, it is likely that your wisdom teeth are growing in. Wisdom teeth, or third molars, begin to grow in around the age of 18, but many times they do not have enough space to erupt properly. If this is the case, then problems can arise such as impaction, partial eruption, infection, crowding or damage to surrounding teeth. To prevent these problems, wisdom teeth are commonly extracted in a routine surgical procedure. Even if you are one of the lucky few who are able to support these extra teeth, it is important to have us check them frequently to prevent problems from developing later in life.
Near Pain-Free Routine Procedure
At 38 Meserole Dental, we will do everything we can to make your wisdom tooth extraction as pain-free as possible. We offer oral sedation to ease your anxiety and utilize local anesthesia to block pain. Our talented doctor will then remove the teeth from your jaw bone and close up the surgery site. Wisdom tooth removal is a routine procedure and can alleviate many of the painful symptoms that occur when they grow in.
Indications You May Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed
While it is possible for some people to live with their wisdom teeth, for many of us, removal is the best approach. Consistent pain in the back of the mouth is a red flag that there is a problem with your wisdom teeth. Some of the signs it’s time to have your wisdom teeth removed include:
- Pain or inflammation radiating from the back jaw
- Jaw stiffness from an impacted tooth
- Irritation or difficulty when chewing
- Infection around your molars
- Shifting or crowding teeth
- Partial tooth eruptions
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