Are Your Wisdom Teeth Hurting?
They May Need To Be Removed!
The extraction of wisdom teeth is extremely common. It’s estimated that around 85% of people have their wisdom teeth extracted at some point in their lives. In this article, we’ll take a look at the basics about wisdom teeth removal, and help you understand if you should have your wisdom teeth removed at the office of Dr. Ramon Bana, DDS. Let’s begin.
Why Are Wisdom Teeth Usually Extracted?
Wisdom teeth are the rear-most molars in your mouth. They tend to grow in from the age of about 18 to the age of 22, which is much later than the rest of your adult teeth.
This means that your teeth cannot shift in their positions as easily as they did to accommodate your earlier adult teeth. In addition, because many teenagers and young adults have orthodontic work done, there are few spaces and gaps in the teeth.
In turn, this means that most wisdom teeth don’t erupt correctly. When they erupt, they could move your teeth, causing damage to the surrounding enamel. They may also not erupt fully, and become “impacted”. Impacted teeth often become infected, and can cause a number of other dental issues.
Because of this fact, most dentists recommend that their patients have their wisdom teeth extracted once they start to erupt.
What Are The Signs That My Wisdom Teeth Should Be Removed?
Are you suffering from pain at the rear of your mouth? Do you think your wisdom teeth may be removed? Here are a few signs that your wisdom teeth are erupting improperly, and may require removal.
- Pain and irritation around the rear of your mouth
- Changes in the alignment of your teeth
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Difficulty eating properly
- Cysts forming around the tooth
- Chronic sinus issues (pain, headaches, congestion)
- Gum inflammation around erupting wisdom teeth
If your wisdom teeth continue to grow in improperly, this can lead to serious issues like gum disease, tooth decay, halitosis (bad breath), and even oral infections.
Only a dentist can tell you if your wisdom teeth need to be removed. If you notice several of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ramon Bana as soon as possible, to ensure that you get the treatment that you need.
Does Everyone Need To Have Their Wisdom Teeth Removed?
No. In fact, some people have their wisdom teeth grow in without any problems at all. However, this is quite rare. There are also some people who do not have wisdom teeth at all, or who are already missing one or more wisdom teeth.Dr Ramon Bana
In addition, it’s not always necessary for all of your wisdom teeth to be extracted. For example, If your upper set of wisdom teeth grow in properly, for example, you may be able to keep them, even if your lower wisdom teeth must be removed.
Suffering From Mouth Pain? Need Wisdom Teeth Extracted? Contact Us Now!
If you are a young adult and you’re suffering from mouth pain, there’s a good chance that it’s related to the eruption of your wisdom teeth. Don’t let this pain prevent you from living your everyday life!
Come to the office of Ramon Bana, DDS. Dr. Bana can help you diagnose the cause of your oral pain, and remove your wisdom teeth, if necessary. Contact us online now, and schedule an oral exam and consultation!