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Wisdom Teeth Symptoms and Surgery

Posted on 5/9/2022 by SmileCOS Dentistry
Wisdom Teeth Symptoms and SurgeryAbout 5 million Americans each year have their wisdom teeth extracted. Wisdom teeth usually emerge in late adolescence, but they can occur as early as 12 and as late as 26. The wisdom teeth have been named as such because you are a little older and wiser when they appear, opposed to other adult teeth. In spite of the fact that wisdom teeth usually cause pain, not all of them should be removed. It is possible to treat wisdom tooth pain with ibuprofen and home remedies.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

In both top and bottom tooth arches, wisdom teeth are the last ones. Wisdom teeth usually erupt between 17-21 years of age, but they can come in at any time between ages 12-26. At least nine out of ten people have impacted wisdom teeth. We begin to grow adult teeth around age 6, replacing our baby teeth. A person's central incisors are the first to emerge, followed by the lateral incisors and the first molars. At 13 years of age, most permanent teeth except for wisdom teeth are in place. Wisdom teeth are the last to emerge. Many people don't have any wisdom teeth, some have just 2 of 4, and others have all four. If and when wisdom teeth erupt naturally, they can cause inflammation, swelling, and pain. When our faces haven't grown to their full potential, wisdom teeth don't have enough room to grow in. These teeth may become infected or impacted. Extraction may be necessary.

Symptoms of Erupting Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth often cause toothaches as they emerge. It is important to note that not all pain in the back of the mouth is caused by wisdom teeth. TMJ can produce similar symptoms to wisdom teeth. Due to erupting teeth, you may suffer pressure or throbbing in the back of your mouth, swollen, sore gums, a persistent headache, swelling around your jaw, and jaw stiffness. If wisdom teeth emerge without enough space in the mouth, they may cause headaches and earaches. As a result, the surrounding teeth and tissues may become inflamed, producing severe discomfort in the mouth that may spread to other places. If your wisdom teeth are damaged or diseased, you may feel foul breath, a terrible taste, or trouble opening your mouth fully.
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