In our last blog post, we discussed what your wisdom teeth are, the history of wisdom teeth removal, and whether or not it’s right for you. We discussed that the best possible scenario is for you to make an appointment with your local dentist to discuss the process. However, you may not realize that you might need your wisdom teeth removed if you don’t know the signs of problems with your wisdom teeth.
M Dental is a local dentist that truly values our patients, and we treat them like family. We offer a dental office in two convenient locations, one in Mississauga and one in Scarborough. Our experienced dentists offer top-notch patient care for your entire family, including pediatric dentistry, Invisalign Braces, oral cancer screenings, tooth extractions (including wisdom teeth removal), dental implants, and more. Below, we’ll take a look at some common signs that your wisdom teeth may be giving your trouble. Contact our dental clinic today!
SIGNS OF WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL
Pain in the Back of your Mouth
If your wisdom teeth are causing you problems they will probably let you know via pain. Your teeth have nerves, so if your wisdom teeth are not developing right, they may be pressing on your nerves. Whether you are eating, brushing your teeth, or chewing gum, if you feel pain where your wisdom teeth should be, it’s best to schedule an appointment with your local dentist for a dental examination.
Your Gums Are Inflamed
Another common sign of wisdom teeth problems is inflamed gums. Inflammation is a common sign of infection, and if your wisdom teeth are partially erupted, there may be exposed tissue that bacteria can infect. Plus, inflammation can be caused by the wisdom teeth themselves moving. You may notice your gums are red and swollen, and they may even be sensitive to the touch. If you notice that it hurts to brush your other back molars, your wisdom teeth may be the cause.
The state of your teeth can impact your sinuses. If your wisdom teeth are causing you problems, you may notice an increase in congestion, pressure or pain in the sinus area. While many people may overlook this common sign of wisdom teeth removal, if you experience any other signs, such as tooth pain, see your local dentist promptly.
Cysts can develop with impacted wisdom teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth is when your wisdom teeth do not emerge. Cysts are basically sacks of fluid around your wisdom teeth that can cause severe damage to your wisdom teeth and to your neighboring teeth. Tumors can even form as well. Wisdom teeth can even grow sideways, impacting your neighboring molars as well.
What Does Wisdom Teeth Removal Look Like?
Nowadays, if your wisdom teeth are impacted, or have yet to come itn, you will be put under anesthesia. Your local dentist will make a small incision through the gum’s surface. If bone is covering the wisdom teeth that will be removed. Then the wisdom tooth is extracted and stitches are put in your mouth. If your wisdom teeth have already erupted, this dental procedure is less complicated as then it becomes a relatively simple tooth extraction. You may or may not need anesthesia in this instance.
HOW M DENTAL IN MISSISSAUGA AND SCARBOROUGH CAN HELP WITH ROUTINE DENTAL CARE
As mentioned previously, wisdom teeth removal is a common dental procedure that most people undergo. It does require oral surgery usually, and it can take a week or so for the swelling to go back down, and before you can begin to eat regular foods. However, once the dental procedure is over, you will never have to worry about your wisdom teeth again.
M Dental has offices in Mississauga and Scarborough to better serve your dental needs. Having a local dentist whom you know and trust is vital to your overall oral health, which is why we make every effort to get to know our patients. We understand that many people are apprehensive about the dentist, and we do everything we can to help alleviate any worries you may have. If we recommend an advanced dental procedure, such as dental implants or a root canal, we’ll explain our reasoning and our recommendation. We will go over all of the treatment options with you.
M Dental is an emergency dentist, offering high-quality dental care when you need it the most. If you knock a tooth out or you have a toothache that is so severe that it’s keeping you up at night, give us a call. We will get you immediate attention. In addition, we offer a variety of cosmetic dental procedures, our most popular being teeth whitening. Teeth whitening does just that — whitens your teeth so you have a gleaming, bright smile. Contact our friendly staff today for an appointment!