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Why Wisdom Teeth Extractions Are Important

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Wisdom teeth are the last and final permanent teeth to erupt in the mouth and can be found all the way in the back. They usually come out in the late teenage years or early twenties. Wisdom teeth are named such because they typically develop when people are considered to be wiser and more mature.

However, not everyone develops wisdom teeth; many have them removed due to lack of space in the mouth, crowding other teeth, or other problems. Wisdom teeth can cause various dental problems, such as impaction (failure to emerge properly), infection, and crowding of other teeth. As a result, they may need to be extracted to maintain good oral health.

Signs and Symptoms of Wisdom Tooth Pain

Here are some common signs and symptoms of wisdom tooth pain:

  • Pain or discomfort in the back of the mouth near the wisdom teeth can indicate impacted or infected wisdom teeth.
  • Swelling in the jaw or gums near the wisdom teeth can signify an infection or impaction.
  • Redness or tenderness in the gums near the wisdom teeth can indicate an infection.
  • Bad breath or a foul taste in your mouth can be a sign of an infected wisdom tooth.
  • A headache or facial pain near the wisdom teeth can signify impaction or infection.
  • Difficulty opening your mouth or feeling tightness in the jaw can signify an impacted wisdom tooth.
  • Pain or discomfort when biting or chewing can indicate an impacted wisdom tooth.

If you suffer from wisdom tooth pain, wait no more and contact or visit Auburn Family Dental and let our professionals take care of you. Our highly skilled and reliable team can address all your dental concerns.

Posted on Mar 27, 2023
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