Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that emerge during the late teens and early twenties. Wisdom teeth are not as functional as other teeth in your mouth, and they can sometimes crowd your mouth.
Wisdom teeth can sometimes cause an array of problems, which necessitates their removal. Close to 85% of adults undergo oral surgery to get their wisdom teeth removed. Therefore, you shouldn’t be too surprised if you find that you need to visit a dentist in Stevenage for wisdom teeth removal.
What are some signs that you may need to remove a wisdom tooth?
You will need to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Stevenage if you are experiencing continual pain. When wisdom teeth grow incorrectly or crookedly due to lack of enough space, they force your mouth alignment into painful positions.
Consequently, you experience tooth pain, pain when eating or drinking, jaw pain, and headaches. Take note of how long you feel the pain. There is a need to visit our dentist if the pain is consistent, or it doesn’t subside even after taking painkillers.
Sometimes there is not enough space for wisdom teeth to emerge from the gums. As such, they do not develop as they should. Impacted wisdom teeth can appear fully or halfway. Some of the signs that your wisdom teeth are impacted and they require removal include jaw pain, bad breath, swollen and tender gums, and difficulty in opening your mouth.
If you have noticed any of these symptoms, you need to pay us a visit at our dental practice. Our dentist will extract the impacted wisdom teeth to prevent future complications.
Sometimes wisdom teeth grow to take up too much space in your mouth. You might think that braces can straighten up the wisdom teeth. But incorrectly, grown wisdom teeth cannot be straightened by braces. No procedure can correct them, because nothing can be done when there is not enough space for the wisdom teeth to emerge correctly.
The only option you have is to get the teeth extracted. Our dentist in Stevenage will determine whether to remove all your wisdom teeth or a few of them.
You probably don’t know that sometimes sinus problems are caused by your oral health and mouth. If you are experiencing congestion, pain, or pressure with your sinuses, you may need to have your wisdom teeth extracted. Visit our dentist for an examination and wisdom tooth extraction as soon as you start experiencing sinus problems.
A cyst is a sac that forms next to a tooth, and it gets filled with fluid. The cyst can destroy roots, your jawbone, and other surrounding structures if you fail to treat it. Unfortunately, it can develop into a tumour when it becomes severe. As such, you should consult with our dentists as soon as you notice a cyst forming around your wisdom tooth.
Getting your wisdom teeth extracted is not fun. But, it becomes necessary as soon as you notice the above signs. It doesn’t hurt to talk to one of our dentists if you are worried about your wisdom teeth.