Wisdom teeth typically begin to come in between the ages of 17 and 21. Or called third molars to Dentist. If they come through correctly, healthy wisdom teeth can help you chew. However, if there is not much space at the back of your mouth for your wisdom teeth to grow, can come through in the wrong position and push through your gums and even your mouth. If you’re feeling a little discomfort around your jaw and gums, we recommend seeing your dentist right away.
What the dentist will look out for
Wisdom teeth that are not in the right position can allow food to be trapped in between. Also, can make it difficult to floss which gives cavity-causing bacteria a place to grow. This can lead to bacteria to make its way to the gums where the infection will begin to occur and lead to pain, swelling, stiffness in your jaw. If you are experiencing these symptoms, call your dentist now.
What to prepare for
Once the dentist has taken care of your teeth, you may notice some swelling of the cheeks and jaw. Eating will undoubtedly be a challenge, but if you follow your dentist’s instructions carefully, you will be in full recovery in no time.
When to Call a Dentist
If you are suffering from any of the symptoms listed above, do not delay your action and get in touch with your local dentist immediately. For more information about wisdom teeth and our procedure, please get in touch Dr. Emma Wu, who would be more than happy to provide you the best solution and how to get started right away!