How Wisdom Teeth Cause Discomfort

Simply by erupting, your wisdom teeth can create several problems for your smile. Their movement can cause considerable discomfort, as these teeth can press against their neighbors to cause damage as well as crowding. Your troubles can worsen further if your wisdom teeth become impacted. Sunny Smiles is prepared to help patients who need to arrange an extraction. We can safely remove your wisdom teeth before you experience complications. If yours have not yet been removed, regular dental exams can give you helpful updates about when an extraction might need to occur to prevent problems.

Many People Do Not Have Space For Their Wisdom Teeth

What is it about our wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) that make extractions necessary so often? Simply put, many of us just do not have the room for them. Our mouths are not able to accommodate them, leading to pressure and crowding as they arrive. If they become impacted, they can arrive at an odd angle or become stuck, creating new problems. Because many of us do not have room to host them, these teeth are frequently removed even before they fully erupt. Of course, this lack of space means you can arrange to have them taken out without having to plan prosthetic treatment to replace them.

Arranging A Wisdom Tooth Extraction

We can actually perform minor oral surgery to carefully remove third molars before they fully erupt. The removal process is an important one, as we can take care of your wisdom teeth before they shift or press against neighboring molars. Some signs that you might need to arrange this procedure can include:

  • The start of a persistent ache at your jaw around the site of where these teeth would reside
  • Redness, swelling, or other signs of irritation that you identify that affect gum tissues around where your teeth will reside
  • Pressure or pain from molars being pressed in

Stay Informed About Your Oral Health At Regular Exams

If you want to know when it might be necessary to have your third molars removed, make sure you see your dentist for your regular dental exams. These visits provide important updates about your smile and oral health. They can lead to more than just the discovery of cavities. During a review, we can look for the signs of wisdom teeth eruption that you have missed.

Talk To Sunny Smiles If You Think Your Wisdom Teeth Are Causing You Pain

As your wisdom teeth start to erupt, you can experience an uncomfortable amount of discomfort. Sunny Smiles is here to help whenever our patients become concerned about the arrival of these teeth, and the potential oral health issues that they can cause. If you would like to find out more, contact your El Paso, TX, dentists by calling us at 915-849-9000.