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Common Signs You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

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Often, wisdom teeth can cause oral health problems, like damage to neighboring teeth, if not removed. They can also become stuck, or impacted, under your gumline. That’s why it’s important to recognize the signs you may need to have them removed. Keep reading to find out the common signs you may need to schedule an extraction!

  1. General Pain
  2. Erupting wisdom teeth can cause intermittent or chronic pain in the back of your mouth. This pain can be exacerbated by chewing, brushing your teeth, and water flossing. Depending on how your wisdom teeth are growing, it’s likely this pain will only increase if left untreated.

  3. Shifting Teeth
  4. Wisdom teeth can negatively affect the position and health of your other teeth. Some people notice their teeth actually start to shift. That’s because the wisdom teeth may be pushing against and moving your other teeth. Teeth that were once straight may move in front of the other because of overcrowding. This can contribute to pain, bite problems, decay, and infection.

  5. Jaw Pain & Stiffness
  6. You may experience stiffness and a dull, aching pain in the jaw. This in turns can cause headaches. In certain cases, wisdom teeth can even damage your jaw.

  7. Tender Gums & Cavities
  8. You may feel like the gums in the back of your mouth have grown more tender and are redder than usual. Discomfort can make it harder to clean this area. It is critical get this treated as soon as possible since bacteria can cause infections in the gums, decay in surrounding teeth, and damage to your nerves.

  9. No Pain or Noticeable Symptoms
  10. Problematic wisdom teeth might not always cause pain, or the changes to your mouth are so slight you don’t notice them. But asymptomatic wisdom teeth can still cause serious problems later on. Be sure to visit us for regular checkups; via dental X-rays and our visual examination, we can evaluate whether you need these teeth removed.

Schedule Your Examination Today!

If you still have any or all of your wisdom teeth, don’t wait until they become problematic to have them examined. Contact us at Queensboro Plaza Dental Care to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nguyen today.

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