Whether they cause a little discomfort or a lot of pain, emerging wisdom teeth are never fun. Wisdom teeth are the last ones to break out, and generally don’t make an appearance until your late teens to early twenties.
When wisdom teeth grow at odd angles, they can become impacted under the gums or overcrowd the mouth, causing pain and affecting how you chew. If you’re feeling symptoms of wisdom teeth, it’s always best to see your dentist in case your require wisdom teeth removal.
So, how do you tell if your wisdom teeth are coming through, and when is wisdom teeth removal required?
Sensitivity and Swelling
Sensitivity is a key symptom of wisdom teeth eruption. You might feel sensitivity, discomfort or a touch of swelling at the back of your mouth. This could either be on just one side of your mouth or both.
However, if you’re experiencing toothache sensitivity in general from cold beverages or food, this is not related to your wisdom teeth coming through.
Inflamed and Irritated Gums
If your wisdom teeth are impacted, chances are you’ll be in a bit (or a lot) of pain. The gums where your wisdom teeth appear will look red, inflamed and might be painful to the touch.
If you’re experiencing this level of soreness, it’s time to book in with the dentist as soon as possible.
Jaw Pain or Stiffness
As the wisdom teeth come through at the back of the mouth, the achiness can cause your jaw to become sore and stiff, or painful to open. You might also have difficulty swallowing.
The pressure build-up caused by the wisdom teeth attempting to erupt can exhibit pain in areas aside from the mouth. If the wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to come through, the tension on the teeth and tissues can translate in the form of throbbing headaches.
Think you might need wisdom teeth removal? You might be wondering:
- How much does wisdom teeth removal cost?
- Does it hurt to have your wisdom teeth removed?
- How much pain will I be in after the procedure?
- How long is the recovery?
The answers to these questions will vary for every individual and depend on factors including the difficulty of the extraction and the clinic you choose to attend. Your dentist will be able to assess and answer any questions you might have prior to your treatment.
If you need wisdom teeth removal on the Gold Coast, or require a dentist in the Gold Coast area, our team of friendly professionals at Oasis Dental Studio are more than happy to help. Get in touch or book online today.