Do I Need Wisdom Tooth Removal?

Few dental procedures make us as nervous about going to the dentist as wisdom tooth removal. Luckily, not everyone has to have their wisdom removed. If your wisdom teeth are correctly positioned and aren’t causing you any type of pain or dental problems, they can stay in your mouth for as long as you like. While each person is different, there are some common signs that you need to get your wisdom teeth removed. If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms, you will want to discuss your wisdom tooth removal options with your Port Orange dentist as soon as possible.Wisdom Tooth Removal

Signs You Need A Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that most people grow between 17-25 (the wisdom years). Many academics believe that this set of molars evolved to facilitate the eating of raw meats, fruits, and root vegetables. However, wisdom teeth are not always functional. Get your wisdom teeth removed if you suffer from:

  • Incorrect alignment – When a wisdom tooth grows incorrectly (impacted) and takes up too much space in the mouth, it must be removed. This extra set of molars can push your teeth around causing mouth pain and bit issues in the future.
  • Pain and Mouth Irritation – Sometimes our wisdom teeth can cause serious pain in the mouth and jaw. This pain is not always permanent, but it is important to let your Port Orange dentist know immediately. They will be able to determine if the pain and mouth irritation is being caused by the wisdom tooth or another factor.
  • Sinus Issues – When teeth grow in on the upper jaw, their roots put pressure on the sinuses. This leads to headaches, congestion, pressure and sinus pain.
  • Gum Inflammation – Occasionally, when wisdom teeth are just beginning to sprout a flap of tissue is created. This flap easily traps food and other bacteria and can lead to pericoronitis or the hardening and inflammation of the gums.
  • Cavities – How the wisdom teeth are positioned in the mouth can sometimes negatively affect proper care and cleaning. The angle and position of most wisdom teeth make it difficult to clean the surface, resulting in cavities.
  • Difficulty Eating – Has eating become torture? If you don’t enjoy eating anymore because the pain in your mouth is to great, you need to get your wisdom teeth removed. Food is also likely getting stuck between your teeth and gums, causing even more irritation and potential cavities in the future.

Contact Envision Dental today, for a free consultation discussing wisdom tooth removal. We will make this procedure as comfortable as possible both before, during and after your wisdom tooth removal in Port Orange.

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