The wisdom teeth grow in much later than our other teeth, and usually erupt between the ages of 17-25. Lots of people don’t have enough room for their wisdom teeth to emerge properly, which can lead them to become impacted (failing to completely erupt from the gums).
In this case, wisdom tooth removal is usually the best option. But how do you know if you need wisdom tooth extraction in Lombard? In this blog from the office of Dr. Brett Blacher, we’ll take a look at a few top signs that indicate you may need your wisdom teeth to be removed.
Pain And Discomfort In The Back Of Your Mouth
First, you may feel pain and discomfort in the back of your mouth. This is common when wisdom teeth are emerging for the first time, but should go away if they erupt properly. If you continue to experience pain and discomfort for a while, this is a sign that your wisdom teeth may need to be pulled.
Swelling And Gum Inflammation Near The Wisdom Teeth
One problem with wisdom teeth is that they make it hard to clean your rear teeth, especially if they don’t erupt fully. This can lead to the buildup of bacteria around your rear teeth. In turn, this may make your gums sensitive. You may feel pain and discomfort, and notice swelling or gum inflammation near your rear teeth. Your gums may look reddish or dark, and may look puffy. These are signs of bacterial buildup, and tooth extraction may be the best way to deal with this issue.
Bleeding Gums When You Brush Your Rear Teeth
Tender gums bleed easily. So if you brush your teeth and find that your gums bleed when you try to brush your rear teeth, this is another sign that you’ve got a lot of bacterial buildup, and you may need wisdom tooth extraction.
Earaches, Headaches, Or Jaw Pain
The pain of your wisdom teeth may not be limited to your mouth. You may feel discomfort, stiffness, and pain in your jaw, and it may even spread to your ears or cause headaches. If your wisdom teeth are emerging and it’s causing you a lot of facial pain, they may need to be extracted by Dr. Brett Blacher.
Changes In Your Bite Or How Your Teeth Fit Together
If your bite feels different or you notice a visual change in the alignment of your teeth, this means your wisdom teeth are not erupting properly. They may be pushing your other teeth out of alignment. Immediate extraction is typically the best way to resolve this issue.
Do You Recognize These Signs? Come Into Our Lombard Office Today!
Dr. Brett Blacher is an expert in wisdom tooth extraction in Lombard. With his patient-focused, gentle approach, you can get the care you need in a comfortable, caring environment. We even offer dental sedation at our office, which makes it easy for you to get the treatment you need.
If you recognize these signs, don’t wait. The sooner you have your wisdom teeth removed, the better your outcome will be. Contact us online or give us a call at (630) 916-0701 to schedule your appointment today.
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