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 Wisdom Teeth

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Your third molars often referred to as wisdom teeth, are the final members of your adult tooth family. While sometimes these canals come in correctly and never cause any issues, more frequently they become blocked by gums or bones resulting in serious health concerns such as infection, gum disease, and decay - this is why many medical experts advise removing them if impacted.



Do you have to remove wisdom teeth? 

It's not an automatic procedure. If your wisdom teeth develop normally and don't interfere with other parts of your mouth, you can keep them in place without needing to have them removed. However, if they create tenderness or discomfort it is wise to speak with a dentist as soon as possible; they will explain the best course of action for addressing this issue.


What are the first signs of wisdom teeth coming in?

If you've been experiencing some mysterious aches and pains in your mouth, it may be a sign that wisdom teeth are coming! Look out for redness or swelling behind the last molars of your jawbone, along with tenderness and pain. You might even spot tiny flecks which could indicate these new arrivals emerging from beneath the gums.

What are some conditions that affect wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth can cause all sorts of troubles - from simple aches to more serious issues like gum disease, cavities, and even tumors. But the biggest problem is when they become impacted or fail to erupt properly as it creates a perfect environment for infection and damage not only in that area but also neighboring teeth.

What is the most common treatment for wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth removal is a procedure that can help prevent future oral health issues. It typically takes place in the dentist or an oral surgeon's office, sometimes requiring general anesthesia if necessary and often recommended for individuals between their late teens and early 20s. Recovery following surgery usually only lasts around one week with postoperative instructions helping to ensure comfort during this time - but also taking into account that no need exists to replace these types of teeth once extracted.

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Is Wisdom Tooth Removal Painful?

When undergoing a wisdom tooth extraction, you can rest assured that the procedure will be virtually painless due to anesthesia - but like any surgery, post-op care is essential. Once the effects of the anesthetic have worn off, it's normal to experience mild discomfort; however, this should subside in time with proper care and over-the-counter medication if needed.

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