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When It’s Time to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

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Wisdom teeth are molars that grow during the early stages of human development and growth. By the time wisdom teeth start to emerge, other teeth in the mouth have already established their positions. As a result, wisdom teeth are not able to erupt, causing pain and discomfort fully.


So if you are experiencing sensitivity in the back of your gums, it might be a sign that your wisdom teeth are emerging and will start to cause issues for you when you speak and eat. Here are a few signs that let you know when it is time to get your wisdom teeth removed.  


Sensitivity and Pain

According to Better Health, the first and the most obvious sign that you need to get your wisdom teeth removed is when you start to feel pain in your gums. You can feel this pain while brushing, eating, or even if you’re doing absolutely nothing. If you begin to feel a slight throbbing, sensitivity, or pain in your gums, it is perhaps time to schedule an appointment with the dentist. 



Your gums can become inflamed when wisdom teeth start to form. You can easily identify this if there is swelling around the mouth or redness around the gums. It will become a challenge to clean your teeth properly as the swollen area will feel sore. To avoid this, it is better to get the wisdom teeth out of the way. 


Development of Cysts 

You will most likely develop cysts in your mouth if you ignore getting the wisdom teeth extracted. Cysts are packed with fluid that can cause damage to the roots of the surrounding teeth if not addressed immediately.  


Stiffness and Pain

Stiffness and pain can also occur around the jaw line because the wisdom teeth push outwards and shift forward. This can cause the jaw to lock into place. Moving the jaw in this condition will cause you an immense amount of pain and will necessitate a trip to the dentist.

Sinus Issues

Oral health issues and problems with the mouth can make sinus issues a lot worse. More so than often, sinus is linked to dental issues, such as wisdom teeth. If you experience pain, congestion, or pressure with the sinus, it is a symptom that indicates the need to remove the wisdom teeth. 


Formation of Bacteria 

The gums surrounding the wisdom teeth become difficult to clean due to pain and swelling and can cause bacterial plaque. This can result in an infection, creating bad breath and an unpleasant taste in the mouth. 


Wisdom teeth extraction is one of the most common dental procedures and often results in zero complications. Read here to learn how to look after yourself at the time of wisdom teeth formation.


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