What are the symptoms of wisdom teeth coming in?
Wisdom teeth may not have any noticeable symptoms while they develop beneath the gums. Usually, symptoms don’t develop until the teeth start causing problems, so most dental professionals recommend having a dental exam to check your wisdom teeth before they start causing any noticeable symptoms.
If wisdom teeth start erupting in a harmful manner, they can cause discomfort, redness, and swelling in the area behind your back molars. Sometimes your front bottom teeth can start to shift and crowd together when the wisdom teeth start growing in. An unpleasant taste or smell in the mouth can start to develop if your wisdom teeth become impacted or infected. If you notice any of these symptoms, see a dental professional right away for an oral exam.
Is there pain associated with wisdom teeth?
If wisdom teeth are not growing into a healthy position, they can cause discomfort. The removal procedure itself, however, is usually performed under local or IV anesthesia to prevent any discomfort. After the surgery, you may have some soreness around the area that the teeth were removed, but your oral surgeon will likely provide you with instructions and a prescription for medication to control any discomfort.
Does everyone need wisdom teeth removal?
The majority of people do not have adequate space in their dental arches for wisdom teeth, which is why they usually need to be removed. This is not always the case, and if your wisdom teeth grow in without causing problems for nearby teeth or gum tissue, they may not need to be removed. The only way to know for sure if your wisdom teeth will cause problems is to have an oral exam and panoramic X-rays with a dental professional.
Why do my wisdom teeth have to be removed by an oral surgeon?
Many patients have their wisdom teeth removed before they fully emerge from the gums. Because the teeth haven’t emerged yet, more complex surgical techniques must be used to extract the teeth from beneath overlying bone and gum tissue. If complications like impaction or infection are present, the procedure will require additional care.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons, such as Dr. Kovach, undergo years of surgery and anesthesia training before extracting wisdom teeth. Their additional training and experience allow them to extract wisdom teeth efficiently and safely.
Where can I have my wisdom teeth removed near me?
Trinity River Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center offers wisdom teeth removals and other oral surgery services from our office in Willow Park, TX.
Feel free to give us a call at (817) 441-5000 if you have any additional questions. One of our staff members will be happy to help.