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If wisdom teeth are causing a problem, this could mean that they are impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health.
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of the upper and lower healthy adult mouth. Unfortunately, most people experience problems with wisdom teeth. In most cases, this is because the teeth erupt too close to existing permanent teeth, causing crowding, improper bites, and other problems.
The reason our final set, or third molars, are called “wisdom teeth” is because they are the last teeth to emerge, and a person is older when they get them, you are presumably “wiser” when those teeth appear.
Problems With Your Wisdom Teeth
If your wisdom teeth are causing a problem, this could mean that they are impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health. Symptoms are easy to spot:
- severe discomfort
- certain kinds of infections
Many people need to have their wisdom teeth extracted to avoid future serious problems. In general, the lack of four wisdom teeth does not hamper one’s ability to bite down, speak, or eat properly.
Symptoms of Impacted or Infected Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth that are impacted do not always cause symptoms. However, when a wisdom tooth becomes infected, damages adjacent teeth, or causes other dental issues, you may experience the following symptoms:
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Jaw pain
- Facial swelling
- Gum swelling
- Difficulty opening your jaw
- A constant unpleasant taste in your mouth
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your dentist right away.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
At The Dental Anesthesia Center, we will begin with an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth to evaluate the position of your wisdom teeth and predict present or future complications. Studies indicate that early evaluation and treatment often result in a better outcome for the patient.
All outpatient surgery is performed under the appropriate anesthesia to maximize patient comfort. We are the only board-certified dental anesthesiologists in the State of Missouri, including the St. Louis Metro Area. However, depending on the type of extraction you may need, Dr. Hoffmann or Dr. Daugherty may refer you to an Oral Surgeon for your wisdom teeth removal.
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