Things to Remember When Your Wisdom Teeth Begin to Erupt
Posted on 12/30/2019 by Jared Pell, DDS
Having your wisdom teeth start to sprout from your gums can be alarming when you aren't expecting it, or you aren't educated on what is normal and what's not. There isn't any cause for discord if you know the signs they are erupting in a healthy way. Our office is here to guide you through this once and a lifetime experience.
Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth Eruption
You pain start to feel some pain in the back of your mouth behind your molars. As they erupt, the pain should be minimal. If it starts to become more painful over time, contact our office. This may be a sign they are impacted or growing into your current teeth. An impacted tooth becomes blocked by your current teeth. Its root will begin to elongate, resulting in pain throughout the jaw.
If your wisdom teeth only partially erupt, it's important to seek attention. Partially erupted wisdom teeth will leave your gums ripped, this allows bacteria to infect the gums. Signs of infection include stiffness, swelling, and extreme discomfort. There should be some minimal pain as they come in. If you are experiencing any severe pain, swelling, or infection. Call us.
Treating Wisdom Problems
There are many reasons for your wisdom teeth to become impacted. Genetics plays a role, however one of the most common reasons is because the skull is still growing. With wisdom teeth that come in during the teen years, the skull hasn't grown to its full size. This means there just isn't enough room to allow the wisdom teeth room to grow without an issue. The most common treatment for wisdom teeth symptoms is the extraction of the teeth.
We will discuss this option and any complications before we perform the extraction procedure. If your wisdom teeth have already erupted through the surface of the gums, we can remove them relatively easily as if they were any other tooth. Impacted wisdom teeth can be a little more complicated to remove.
If you still have your wisdom teeth, contact our office at the first sign of their growth. Having an appointment scheduled can ensure that they come in healthy or avoid unneeded suffering with problem teeth.