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Everything You Need to Know About Your Wisdom Teeth

Everything You Need to Know About Your Wisdom Teeth

When exactly can you expect your wisdom teeth to come in? These final set of molars usually erupt during your mid-teen years or can even take as long as your late twenties to make an appearance! They’re known for being quite painful, being the main reason why people have them removed.
Here’s all you need to know about your wisdom teeth!

How to manage the discomfort

The pain or discomfort you feel is due to the pressure and inflammation that the wisdom tooth causes. It may start with the feeling of soreness that varies with intensity over the course of the coming weeks, very much similar to the process a teething baby endures. You can manage this pain, however, by rinsing with salt water or pressing a cold compress to your mouth before our dentist recommends any other medication.

Other possible complications

While pain and soreness are associated with your wisdom teeth, it could also be an indication of other complications. For example, you could be suffering from an undiagnosed cyst or even tooth decay! These could be affecting neighboring teeth triggered by the eruption of your wisdom teeth.

Wisdom teeth removal- does it hurt?

Getting your wisdom teeth removed isn’t a horrible ordeal. We can help alleviate the pain and maximize your comfort by offering oral sedation options.

Do all wisdom teeth hurt?

Not all wisdom teeth hurt. However, that’s not a sign that you’re in the clear just yet. It’s always best to schedule an appointment. Our dentists will perform a thorough inspection and will be able to let you know if there are any symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth or infection. You’ll be able to catch this early on in its developmental phase, which will save you a lot of discomfort in the long run.

Contact the team at SDG and we’ll conduct a thorough wisdom tooth evaluation to set your mind at ease!