You probably don’t remember what it felt like when your first tooth erupted because you were still a baby but if you asked your parents, they’ll likely tell you that you were irritable, always crying and constantly in pain. Now that you’re older and almost all your permanent teeth have erupted you think you won’t experience any of those symptoms anymore. Well, that’s where you’re wrong because you’ll be in pain once your wisdom teeth Oviedo come out. Usually, dental health professionals recommend extraction before pain becomes a problem. Let’s learn more about wisdom teeth.
What are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth usually erupt when you’re 17 to 21 years old but it’s also possible for wisdom teeth to erupt earlier or later than this age range. Another term for wisdom teeth is third molars. When wisdom teeth push through the gums it can cause pain. What’s surprising is that almost always wisdom teeth grow at a bad angle usually sideways and results to a plethora of health issues like cysts and infections. When your wisdom tooth is impacted it is best that you see a dentist.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth Eruption
You can actually feel the tooth growing at the back of your mouth and if you use a mirror you can see that a part of the enamel has poked through the gumline. It’s also possible that the area is tender, inflamed, swollen and red.
What Do You Do with the Pain?
The permanent solution to wisdom teeth pain is extraction but if that’s not possible at the moment perhaps because your dentist’s schedule is fully booked it doesn’t mean you should endure the pain while you wait. You can use ice chips to numb the pain and lessen the swelling and take over-the-counter painkillers for temporary relief. Some patients rinse their mouths with salt water to remove food particles and bacteria that could be contributing to the pain of the infection.
Looking for Help with Wisdom Teeth Oviedo?
Pain associated to wisdom teeth Oviedo should be addressed immediately otherwise the pain is going to affect your quality of life. At Everest Dental, our goal is to provide the highest level of patient care possible to every single patient at every visit. We take pride in our state-of-the-art facilities to give you the best possible professional dental care. Call us today to learn more or visit our website to read about our services.