How long can you bear the pain that comes from swelling gums in the back of your mouth?
Can you feel the pain of that tooth that seems to be erupting from your gums?
It’s a painful thought!
Discomfort in your mouth caused by your third and final set of molars can not only be painful and stressful, but can also cause you to limit your food intake, change the way you eat, and halt your daily activities.
During this sort of pain, you need an oral health expert on your side to examine the issue and provide the right solution. Get out of pain and back to living your best life with the right wisdom tooth treatment – including the possibility of wisdom teeth removal.
Dental Care Group provides you with quality care and complete dental treatments in a friendly, caring and fun atmosphere.
Erupting wisdom teeth
You’re likely to be in your late teens or early 20s when your wisdom teeth start to erupt.
Wisdom teeth may appear on your upper and lower jaw, and eruption can be quite painful.
Depending on the case, some may not even feel that their wisdom teeth as they perfectly fit and can therefore grow as normal in the mouth, aligned with your other teeth.
If your wisdom tooth is causing you pain, it’s time to visit your Armadale dentist for some x-rays and to discover your options.
In fact, even if you are not in pain, an x-ray will help you understand the positioning and angle of your wisdom teeth so you can get an accurate picture of what may happen if they continue to grow.
Impacted wisdom teeth
Impacted wisdom teeth are misaligned teeth that cause pain due to not having enough space to grow.
Oftentimes, they are slanted at a 45º angle, whereby, if they continue to erupt, will place strain on your existing teeth, pushing hard against them and causing undue pain, swelling, and infection. This can also result in jaw pain.
Best to familiarise yourself with these symptoms, and if you experience anything similar, book an appointment with our Armadale dentist today!
- Gum swelling near your wisdom tooth
- Pain in biting, chewing and swallowing
- Throbbing pain in your jaw
But remember, you don’t have to be in pain to have wisdom teeth!
Regular dental check-ups ensure we know exactly what’s happening at the back of your mouth and within your gums. When you visit your dentist regularly, you (and we!) are not surprised by the size, growth, and position of your wisdom teeth.
In fact, we may also advise preventative wisdom teeth removal – you don’t need to be suffering pain to have your wisdom teeth removed!
Some people opt to have them removed before they even begin erupting; a sort of preventative measure to stop the tooth from growing and to avoid potential complications in the future.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause infection and disease
The partial eruption that’s happening with your wisdom teeth can even result in infection: erupting teeth present an opportunity for bacteria to penetrate within. Your mouth and gums are now more prone to gum disease and tooth decay.
Left untreated, your impacted tooth can further cause worst complications on your oral health.
Your wisdom tooth can add pressure and push your other teeth against each other. This can cause your teeth to be misaligned leading you to seek orthodontic treatment to restore your great smile.
The growth of your wisdom tooth can form cyst filing sac and fluid affecting your gums, teeth, jawbone and nerves. Left untreated, this may require serious surgery.
Since brushing, flossing, and cleaning hard-to-reach spots between impacted teeth becomes trickier, you’re at a greater risk of developing tooth decay.
Other gum diseases
Inflamed gums from partially erupted wisdom teeth can cause a serious condition called pericoronitis. This is known to be an inflammation of soft tissues around an erupted tooth. This can cause an infection that can widely spread all throughout your throat down to your neck.
Wisdom teeth removal
Your Armadale dentist may first advise you to undergo dental x-ray to check on the position, spacing, and size of your wisdom teeth. The x-ray also helps us accurately predict future growth and movement.
Wisdom teeth removal surgery can be performed under local or general anaesthetic, and your dentist will provide you all the necessary information, guidelines, advice, and support to make a well-informed decision.
Got questions about wisdom teeth removal? Contact your dentist in Armadale
Don’t ignore the signs that point you to wisdom teeth removal. Ease the pain and prevent nasty infections when you contact your dentist in Armadale today!
Never delay a visit to your local dentist and don’t ignore dental pain. If it hurts, get in touch immediately.
Contact Dental Care Group now on (03) 9509 1500 and get emergency support and advice for all your oral health needs.