Do you still have your wisdom teeth? These molars are the very last teeth to grow. In fact, many people never see them erupt from their gums because there isn’t enough room for them. Not everyone needs to get their wisdom teeth removed. Some people never have any cause for concern, even if the teeth haven’t erupted. Not everyone is so lucky, and they may experience a wide variety of complications. If you have any of the following symptoms, it may be time to remove those teeth.
You Have an Infection in Your Mouth
If the tooth or the gum around it becomes inflamed, this is a sign that the tooth may have become infected. Sometimes if the tooth has partially erupted, food can get down under the gumline and be very difficult to get out with brushing alone. Over time the food causes an infection or abyss under the gum. If your dentist feels that removing the tooth is the best option, advancements in dental technology, such as an NSK dental handpiece, have made the process easier for patients.
Your Tooth Is Painful or Throbbing
With little room in your mouth, your wisdom teeth may be pushing against the other teeth in your mouth. This pressure can create a lot of pain in your other teeth. Removing the wisdom teeth allows for more space and releases the pressure applied to your teeth.
It’s Difficult To Clean Your Rear Teeth
Sometimes wisdom teeth are difficult to clean thoroughly, allowing plaque and tartar to build up and cause decay. If your dentist notices that you cannot keep the teeth clean, removal may be the best solution. Taking care of the problem before an emergency arises is always the best solution.
If you notice any of these symptoms with your wisdom teeth, they may indicate that it’s time to remove the teeth. Reach out to your dentist for a consultation.