Say Good-bye to Wisdom Teeth Pain
The best time to have wisdom teeth removed is when they are not causing you pain yet. Many people’s wisdom teeth will not grow above the gums, and yet they still choose to have them removed to prevent any future discomfort. Most wisdom teeth grow out between the ages of 17 to 25. It is recommended by dentists to proceed with wisdom teeth removal before the teeth grow too close to the main nerve of the lower jaw. The sooner the teeth can be removed, the less likely there is going to be wisdom teeth pain in the patient’s future. If you haven’t had your wisdom teeth removed yet and you are wondering when to do so, here are a few guidelines to help you decide if and when you should get them removed:
Impacted Teeth Causing Wisdom Teeth Pain
If you are experiencing pain in your back teeth, this is a good indicator for wisdom teeth removal. Pain medication will only relieve wisdom teeth pain for so long and it is not recommended to spend too much time on high amounts of pain relievers. Instead, your dentist should remove your wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth become impacted because there is not enough room for them to grow normally. In this situation, dentists recommend removing the wisdom teeth.
Damage or Extensive Tooth Decay
If your wisdom teeth are partially grown out, this can be a difficult spot for you to clean and floss. This means there is room for bacteria to collect and infect your wisdom teeth as well as your gums. If you experience frequent infections on any of the nearby teeth at the back of your mouth, you may want to have a conversation with your dentist about wisdom teeth removal.
Growing at a Bad Angle
Even if your wisdom teeth are not grown out, they can still be seen through an x-ray scan. Because there is not a lot of room for another four teeth to grow at the back of our mouth, it is common for wisdom teeth to grow at a crooked angle. If this is the case, your dentist may recommend that you have your wisdom teeth removed to prevent any wisdom teeth pain.
Periodontitis is a gum disease that develops if gingivitis is left untreated. When plaque develops on the teeth and allows bacteria to collect, this is called gingivitis. Gums will often bleed and be painful during flossing and brushing. When this condition is left untreated, the condition advances to periodontitis. At this stage, the gums and bone pull away from the teeth forming pockets between the teeth. This allows the bacteria to turn into toxins and the bone and gums deteriorate even more. If you are experiencing periodontitis, wisdom teeth removal may be what you need to prevent further infection.