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Should You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

wisdom teeth removalAre you experiencing pain in the back of your mouth? Even if they have not emerged yet, it could be your wisdom teeth causing problems. Many people find themselves in pain when their third set of molars develop, and the likelihood of crowding and infection is high. For this reason, many people choose to have their wisdom teeth removed, and our helpful guide could help you to consider whether this is the right option for you.

Here at Guiney Dental Clinic, we believe that every mouth is unique, and we work with our clients to find the best solution in each case. If we believe that you have room in your mouth for another set of molars, we will advise you to wait and see. However, if you are already experiencing pain before the teeth have fully emerged, we may advise early removal while the roots of the teeth are still small.

Signs That You May Need To Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed:

Wisdom teeth do not always cause problems, and if you are one of the lucky ones, yours may emerge with no pain or complications. If you notice any of the following, however, you should talk to your dentist about whether you may need treatment or an extraction procedure.

  1. Pain when eating.
    If you experience pain when you are biting or chewing, it is likely that your wisdom teeth may be causing difficulties.
  2. Pain when eating.
    Pain at the back of the mouth. If you feel aches or throbbing at the back of your mouth, you may find that this is a result of overcrowding or an infec-tion in your wisdom teeth. It is common for infections to spread from the wisdom teeth to the tonsils, and this can be frustrating and painful. Hav-ing the wisdom teeth removed is often recommended, and you can talk to your dentist about this.
  3. Pain in the gums.
    The gums are a highly sensitive area, and the pressure of the emerging wisdom teeth can cause a great deal of pain. This may subside when the teeth have fully emerged, or may continue if there is not enough room for the teeth to fit comfortably in the mouth.
  4. Bad breath.
    It can be very difficult to clean the wisdom teeth properly when they are emerging or impacted, and this can result in bad breath.
  5. Headaches.
    Headaches can be caused by pain in the jaw, and this may be another symptom of problematic wisdom teeth.

If your wisdom teeth are impacted and have not broken through the gums effec-tively, you may experience dental problems such as gum disease, tooth decay, abscesses and even cellulitis. Some of these problems can be serious, so it is very important to seek advice from your dentist when you notice any of the above symptoms.

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