07 Nov 4 Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Are Ready to Come Out
Are you worried about your wisdom teeth? For many, these last molars begin to erupt early in adulthood. And it’s not at all uncommon for them to erupt incorrectly or painfully, requiring extraction.
So how do you know that your wisdom teeth will need to be removed? We will highlight four signs that your wisdom teeth are ready. Keep an eye out to spot these indications and wisdom teeth symptoms.
1. Your Gums Are Inflamed
As your wisdom teeth are about to erupt, your gum line will separate. Your gum will draw in to make room for the tooth, simultaneously allowing stray food particles to lodge in these spaces. The longer your gums remain in this condition, the more risks you take with your gum health.
Gum inflammation has various symptoms, such as:
- Gum aches
- Swollen gum
So if your gums have these signs and symptoms, visit your dentist immediately.
2. Pain and Aching Gums or Jaw
If your mouth is uncomfortable, with a stinging pain at the back of your mouth, it might be a sign of your wisdom teeth emerging. Wisdom teeth growth is a natural part of life. But the pain doesn’t have to be.
Some wisdom teeth do not break through properly. They might erupt in a way that crowds other teeth and causes significant pain. If your dentist does not remove those teeth soon, your painful condition will get worse.
3. You Develop Sinus Issues
One of the more serious signs your wisdom teeth need to be removed is the onset of sinus issues. You might have horrible headaches and breathing issues that come on suddenly or in relation to wisdom teeth pain. Your nose might feel congested and under pressure as your wisdom teeth grow.
Wisdom teeth roots can stress the sinuses and make them uncomfortable for the patients. So if you are facing this, contact your dentist right away!
4. Your Bite Feels Different
If you have been dinging it hard to chew and talk, it can be due to gum inflammation and wisdom teeth eruption. During this time, you will feel that your bite is improper and not fully balanced. You might also find it hard to chew on your food without the weird feeling in your gum. When these teeth do not grow straight, it can be hard for other teeth to align correctly.
Ready to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Examined?
All in all, these are four among many signs that your wisdom teeth will come out soon. So take precautions and visit your dentist immediately. Call us today at (434) 282-2275 at our Charlottesville-Berkshire Office to learn more about preparing for and dealing with your wisdom teeth.