Sometimes, the third set of molars that you have in your mouth will break through your gums with no problem. These molars are called your wisdom teeth, and if they aren’t able to come through, you may need to have them removed. There are a few signs that would indicate the need for removal that you can talk to our professional about so that the best course of treatment is established.
One of the first signs that will usually direct you to a professional about your wisdom teeth is pain in the back of your mouth. As your teeth begin to try to push through your gums, the pain can become more severe. Sometimes, the pain that you experience could simply be from your teeth coming through and will go away over time. If not, then your teeth are likely impacted or are positioned at an angle and don’t have enough room to come in, which would mean that they need to be removed.
Impacted wisdom teeth can become infected at times, especially if part of a tooth has broken through the gums and the other part hasn’t. If there isn’t enough room in your mouth for your wisdom teeth to grow, then they can cause cavities in the teeth that are beside them if they are able to come through your gums, especially if part of the tooth is pressing against the other.
The pain that you have from your wisdom teeth could make it difficult to eat. It’s also possible for food to get stuck between the top of your teeth and your gums, which can lead to tooth decay or infection. If you’re unable to eat anything because of the pain that you have from your teeth, then the best option would likely be removal.
Another sign that you should have these teeth removed would be if you’re experiencing frequent headaches or if you’ve been having a lot of pain in your ears. Your jaws could hurt as well. When your teeth come in crooked, they push those that are nearby to the side, which will then cause the other teeth to be shifted. This can result in overcrowding and teeth that aren’t straight. The upper teeth can also cause issues with your sinuses as they put pressure on them, which can result in more infections and pain if the teeth aren’t removed.
Come to Aesthetic Surgical Arts so that we can perform an exam and X-rays to determine if you should have your wisdom teeth removed. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in Overland Park!