Dr. Ayad Best Periodontist in Bergen County Shares Some Wisdom About Wisdom Teeth
Suffering from tooth pain is not fun however understanding the cause and treatment options for resolving the pain is crucial. It is important to schedule a consultation with your periodontist to understand the source of your pain, so that you can pursue the best course of action for your needs.
The third set of molars, wisdom teeth, often emerge in the late teens or early 20s and can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort depending on the size of the patient’s mouth and position of the teeth. Impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth can result in a number of problems including pain and trauma to nearby teeth and gums.
When the teeth emerge properly and are aligned with other teeth, and the surrounding gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth can be left in place. Unfortunately, in most cases, wisdom tooth extraction is necessary when the teeth are restricted from suitably emerging within the mouth. Wisdom teeth can erupt in a number of ways including growing in sideways, only partially protruding from the gum, and in some cases, remaining below the gum and bone, causing pain and pressure in the mouth.
Although there are a number of reasons why patients experience pain, the most common symptoms associated with wisdom teeth removal are continued wisdom tooth pain, stiffness of the jaw, sensitive gums in the area where wisdom teeth are found, repeated tooth infections, tooth decay and damage, or shifting and or/crowding of the teeth. When wisdom teeth grow in, they can fully emerge, causing an overcrowding of the teeth, partially erupt potentially causing infection, or grow in sideways below the gums, also known as impacted wisdom teeth, causing the teeth to shift and misalign.
For some patients, the teeth may not cause any harm or complications and in some cases can be left untouched. For other patients, wisdom teeth emerging can be a painful process that can cause serious complications. If you believe you need your wisdom teeth removed contact us to schedule a visit to learn if wisdom teeth removal is necessary for you.
8/12/2020 06:35:01 am
Thanks for sharing info about wisdom teeth. I got my wisdom teeth extracted because of a lot of pain and discomfort. I am not sure of what the purpose of wisdom teeth are but I am glad I have had mine out.
8/25/2020 09:52:39 am
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11/20/2020 03:25:03 am
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12/30/2020 10:03:54 am
Hello Holistic Dentistry:
9/28/2021 10:24:54 am
Hello Dr Ayad,
10/11/2022 03:47:02 am
This is such a great read! Thank you for informing and sharing your wisdom about wisdom teeth. Keep up the great content!
11/15/2022 07:23:10 pm
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom about this matter. You explained it in a way that is easy to understand. This is really helpful. Keep up the great content!
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