Wisdom teeth are actually four back molars on either side of lower and upper jaws. They are basically the last teeth that come in your mouth and it usually takes place during the early 20s or teenage years. Wisdom teen often come through the gums while showing no symptoms, especially if there is no enough space in the mouth. If your wisdom teeth are erupting according to you, ask the dentist for wisdom tooth extraction.
Symptoms don’t always appear
If wisdom teeth come in fully straight through the gums, positioned well and well spaced with other teeth, they may not cause any inflammation or pain. So, you won’t have to remove them. It is only when they don’t have enough space, erupt, get infected and/or grow up crooked. They become noticeable and cause problems.
- Wisdom teeth don’t erupt completely in all of us. They often remain hidden completely in the bone and gums or they may just erupt partially.
- You need to see the dentist if you get wisdom teeth between 16 to 19 years.
- The longer you let your wisdom teeth to stay in your mouth after you turn 18, the more difficult it would be to remove if they cause problem.
Watch out for painful gums or jaws
Even normally erupting wisdom teeth can cause minor symptoms through the gums. You need to look for a feel of pressure, mild pain, or dull throbbing in the gums in the nearby jaw bone or the opening of the throat. Erupting teeth can cause irritation on the sensitive tissues. If wisdom teeth grow crooked and crowded, the pain gets even severe and can cut into delicate tissues. For some people, mild pain can be intolerable. Some pain might be normal to remove wisdom teeth. So, you need to take some time before going for the dentist.
- If you cannot remove the wisdom teeth normally, they can get impacted or trapped in the jawbone. It causes infection.
- Chewing gum may also worsen the wisdom teeth pain.
- After erupting wisdom teeth, the pain can aggravate at night if you are used to grind your molars or clench your jaw.
- Wisdom teeth may not be erupted constantly. You may have the same pain every 3 to 5 months for a couple of days. Eruption of wisdom teeth may affect the bone position of either tooth so teeth might start shifting.
Look for swelling and redness
Wisdom teeth can also cause swelling and redness in gingival. You might have swollen gums and tongue. It might be very painful to chew food. Take a penlight and shine the same into the mouth when seeing the mirror. In each row, wisdom teeth are most posterior (the very last teeth).