Most teeth come in causing some discomfort. Babies are often irritable with sore gums when cutting teeth. It can be the same way with young adults as wisdom teeth begin to erupt. The four wisdom teeth are the final molars to erupt, usually making their debut in the late teens or early twenties. Fortunate people do not experience any undue pain during the process. Many, however, have a different experience anywhere from mild discomfort to excruciating pain depending on the circumstances.
Ideally, potential problems can be detected early so that the discomfort can be eliminated. When this is not the case, an appointment with the staff at Meadowbrook Family Dental for diagnosis and restorative treatment is in order. Regular dental checkups allow for monitoring the growth and development of the wisdom teeth. This makes early intervention possible. At Meadowbrook Family Dental we provide gentle, compassionate care to all our patients. That means your wisdom teeth will be examined and the situation will be handled in the best possible manner, with care.
The discomfort felt when wisdom teeth are trying to erupt is often caused by their pushing on neighboring teeth. When a tooth does not have enough room to erupt normally, it may push on an adjacent tooth. Sometimes the bone is too dense for a tooth to erupt properly or there is an excess of gum tissue. All of these are instances of impaction. Swelling can occur and the area can become very sensitive.
Any time a tooth is extracted it is important to follow all the aftercare instructions to ensure that the area heals properly. You will be given directions on how to care for the extraction site at the end of your visit. Do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have. Be sure to allow time for rest after having your wisdom teeth extracted.
Contact Meadowbrook Family Dental today to schedule an appointment with us for wisdom teeth removal.