If you’re experiencing pain in your mouth and suspect that it may be your wisdom teeth, here’s some information to answer some of the questions you may have. Brooklin Village Dental Care has emergency appointments and Saturday and evening appointments available if you have more questions or seek treatment for your pain.
Wisdom teeth usually begin to come in between the ages of 17 and 25; however, they can also come in at any age – each case is unique. Your wisdom teeth are the last of your molars to come in and are comprised of two teeth on the top of your mouth and two teeth on the bottom of your mouth – all located in the rear. When your wisdom teeth do not come in naturally, they can become impacted.
Impacted wisdom teeth fail to come in due to not having enough room in the mouth.
Generally, if you have impacted wisdom teeth, you will need to have them removed. Signs of impacted wisdom teeth are swollen gums, tender gums, and a point of the tooth sticking out from your gum.
The third sign is the trickiest because when the point begins to stick through the gum and food gets caught under the gum, it can lead to infections or abscesses which can then lead to tooth decay that will usually affect more than just the wisdom teeth.
A lot of patients are anxious about the extraction process for wisdom teeth. Because the caring, professional staff here at Brooklin Village Dental Care believe that understanding the procedure helps to alleviate anxiety, we’ve included an overview of the extraction process for you.
A multi-specialty dental practice like Brooklin Village Dental Care can answer any question you have about the best way to achieve optimum oral health. Make your appointment today so you can show off that winning smile tomorrow!