5 Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Need Removal

5 Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Need Removal

It may not always be obvious that you need to remove your wisdom teeth. If they cause pain and discomfort, then yes, you should schedule an appointment for a tooth extraction in Cibolo. But, these aren't the only signs that you need to remove your wisdom teeth. 

What Are Wisdom Teeth, More Precisely?

Wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth that grow. We have two sets growing, one on the upper side of the mouth, and another two on the lower side. They grow at the back of the mouth, but some people do not have them at all.

Those who have experienced the eruption of wisdom teeth, know it can be painful. Their growth can impact the position of the rest of the teeth, causing them or even leading to cavities. 

Because they grow at the back of the mouth, it's usually quite difficult to clean them properly, and bacteria can develop, resulting in cavities and other oral health problems. 

For these reasons, many dentists will recommend proceeding with their removal to ensure the rest of the teeth remain healthy. 

If your wisdom teeth do not cause trouble, their removal might not necessary. 

Here Are Some Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed

As we said, sometimes wisdom teeth do not cause any problems. But if you do experience discomfort or any of the symptoms described below, maybe it’s time to remove them.

  • Crowded Teeth

A wisdom tooth needs space to erupt and grow and if they don't have that space, they can start pushing the other teeth into your mouth so that they can develop. This can cause your other teeth to move and become crowded or even crooked.

  • Jaw Pain

Wisdom teeth can also impact the integrity of your jawbone as all the other teeth start moving to make space. Your jawbone structure can change causing pain and even altering your facial structures.

  • Inflammations and Infections 

The gum tissue surrounding your wisdom teeth can get infected if the tooth only grows partially. Inflammations and infections are more likely to happen, and affect the way you eat, chew, and even talk. 

  • Cysts 

These small sacs of liquid that grows around an impacted wisdom tooth can damage both your teeth and your jawbone. The danger with cysts is that they can develop into tumors and cause additional issues. 

  • Bad Breath 

This happens because it is hard to clean the wisdom teeth, as they are at the back of the mouth. Even when you are trying to keep proper oral hygiene, because of their position, the bacteria that you weren't able to clean can spread in the mouth and create an unpleasant smell.

What's Next? 

Besides these signs, be aware of gum pain, bleeding gums, sinus issues, tongue and cheek pain, and so on. 

Get an appointment with your Cibolo dentist to check your teeth and decide what the best course of action is. 

Cibolo Family Smiles is here to make sure you have a healthy and beautiful smile. 

Our mission is to provide comprehensive dental services to our patients and teach them about prevention and other practical dental tips. 

Contact us and let us know how we can help.

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