Warning Signs and Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are a fact of life for many of us. They’re the final set of molars that comes in for people around the age of twenty. If they come in properly aligned, wisdom teeth don’t usually cause any issues in the mouth. If they don’t, however, they can become painful and impacted, requiring a dentist for removal.
Dentists are usually able to remove wisdom teeth before they become a problem that keeps us out of work and school, but in some cases you may experience these symptoms first, and that means it’s time to visit the dentist:
- Pain at the back of the mouth, behind the molars
- Increased pain over time – a signed the wisdom teeth are growing in incorrectly
- Redness, tenderness, or swelling in the back of the mouth near the molars
If the wisdom tooth pushes through, this also makes it easier for bacteria to enter the teeth and gum tissue. If this is the case, keep an eye out for bad breath, pain, swelling, and an unpleasant taste when eating or chewing food – these are all signs of potential infection.
If you’re ever experiencing dental pain, make a call to Hudson Oaks Family Dentistry. Our experienced team can help get to the root of your problems, ease your anxiety, and treat the cause of your discomfort as quickly as possible.
We look forward to serving your and your family today!
Hudson Oaks Family Dentistry
Hudson Oaks, TX 76087