A. 3 signs of wisdom teeth growing in and what you should do
Do you know the signs of wisdom teeth? Many people have no problems with third molars, but others may experience painful symptoms. Will your wisdom teeth grow? There are benefits to having your third molars – commonly known as wisdom teeth – growing or erupting. Wisdom teeth usually emerge anytime after age 18 and, when in the correct position, can make chewing even easier or fill the space of an absent molar. If you need a dental bridge, wisdom teeth can also provide support, making the procedure easier.
However, wisdom tooth rupture is often not an easy matter. If the third molars are not in the correct position to grow properly, they can only partially break, leaving spaces between teeth that are difficult to reach. This is a place where bacteria can grow, which can lead to infection. Wisdom teeth can also be affected. This occurs when they do not have enough space to grow fully. As a result, they can become entangled under the gums or grow sideways, which can lead to all types of oral health problems.
1. How do you know if your wisdom teeth are showing?
Recognizing the normal signs of wisdom teeth is important. Although many people have no problems with the eruption of their third molars, symptoms such as swelling, pain, damage to other teeth or infections often occur. You should see your dentist if you think your wisdom teeth are growing, so that they can be removed, if necessary, before they cause serious side effects to your oral health.
2. Common signs of internal growth of wisdom teeth include
a. Sensitivity and swelling
If you notice a swelling in the back of your mouth on one or both sides, usually accompanied by mild discomfort, it is an important sign that your wisdom teeth are growing.
If you are detecting wisdom teeth at this point, it is a good idea to see your dentist to see if they are in a healthy position. The dentist can take x-rays to determine if there is enough space for wisdom teeth to grow without causing damage or overcrowding to other teeth.
Sometimes the signs of wisdom teeth can be more subtle, such as a headache. Wisdom teeth stuck under the gum or in the wrong position can cause overcrowding, and the resulting pressure and tension in the jaw can be a headache.
If you already have headaches on a regular basis, this symptom can easily go unnoticed. It is best to continue to see your dentist regularly, even if you have no problem, to have an x-ray of the affected wisdom teeth from the beginning and determine the best course of action.
When wisdom teeth partially explode, bacteria can grow and cause infections. How exactly does this happen? Even if you brush twice a day and floss correctly, this symptom can occur due to the effect that the affected teeth have on their alignment.
Often, when wisdom teeth are in the wrong position and partially erupt through the gums, a space is created where food can easily get stuck. Food trapped in this opening can be difficult to remove because the teeth are tightly attached to each other. The infection that this causes is known as perichoronitis and is one of the main symptoms that make extraction time sensitive.
You may have perichoronitis if you experience severe pain near the molars, swelling of the gum tissues, pain when swallowing or pus discharge from the gum tissues.
3. What should you do when your wisdom teeth appear?
If your wisdom teeth are not causing any problems and appear to be growing in a straight line, keep an eye on them. You can contact the dental office to see if they recommend an appointment at this time. You should definitely see your dentist to see if your wisdom teeth are causing pain, including jaw pain or headache. The pain probably means that your teeth are affected and need to be extracted as soon as possible. Do not hesitate to extract wisdom teeth for fear of toothache or injections. Postponing wisdom tooth extraction can lead to serious dental complications that are likely to lead to even more dental treatments.
B. What Does Wisdom Teeth Growing In Feel Like?
The growth of wisdom teeth is much more normal than most people think. You hear all the crazy stories of wisdom teeth that need to be discovered, but you never hear detailed accounts of what it’s really like to turn them into teeth safely.
So, if you are in the unique situation of growing your last set of molars, we are here today to give you some interesting insights into what is really going on in your mouth. Let’s take a detailed look at what it’s like to grow on a wisdom tooth. If you have one, two or all four ready to show up.
1. Soft gums
Do you remember when you were a child who got new teeth? Your child’s tooth may fall out and the gums may become pasty. And when the new tooth grows, the gums swell up a little and hurt. This is because the tooth is moving up the gum line, but ends up in an established socket.
Your wisdom teeth are like that, but a little different. As the new teeth grow towards the gums, they actually cut and push the gums out of the way. Therefore, your gums will become a little pasty and swollen, as when you were a child. And don’t be surprised if they get a little sensitive before the tooth pops (dentist’s slang to peek through the gum line)
2. Feel the crest with your tongue
Perhaps the coolest part of waxing wisdom teeth is the feeling when the first tooth is coming out of the gum. The tooth has not penetrated completely, but it marks the place where it will appear. During that time, you can feel the tiny tooth comb with your tongue and you may find it fun to snoop. Don’t worry, unlike baby teeth, you can’t move your wisdom tooth with restlessness.
3. Temporary perichoronitis is no big deal
You may have temporary perichoronitis, in which some gum tissue is trapped between the new tooth and the teeth above or below it. In other words, your gums swell at the top of your teeth and you accidentally bite a lot. Ice and mouthwash help, and generally the tooth pushes gums completely out of the way after they grow. Meanwhile, chew on the other side of your mouth. Otherwise, consult your dentist to put the gums back in the proper shape.
4. Make a small room
Wisdom teeth often appear at a “dangerous” angle because they are supposed to help the elderly cope with tooth loss. Then, when you have a gap, the wisdom tooth pushes all the other teeth inward to fill it, as it occupies the last point in your mouth. But modern people don’t lose that many teeth. If your healthy wisdom teeth are at an angle (one that your dentist says is safe), you can expect some pressure on the other teeth. It may even be beneficial. But it is very strange.
The sensation of the pressure phase is that, along the line next to the wisdom tooth, your gums are soft and a little sore. One by one, your other teeth will be sore and your gums will be a little soft. First, the tooth next to the wisdom tooth, then the middle one, and then the middle one. But only one tooth at a time. If you feel anything more painful than pain, see your dentist.
5. The gap in the gums
Because of the way the molars are shaped, there is a “depression” in the center of the tooth. This means that when the cutting points of the wisdom tooth enter, there may actually be a “valley” in the middle that forms a channel directly into the gum.
And it hurts like its tail when crunchy food is “chewed” in the area. This is not a big problem and soon your tooth will be growing completely. However, if you develop a cracked gum, treat this area carefully and watch as you chew for a few weeks. And, once again, mouthwash is your best friend for all the aches and pains associated with wisdom teeth and gums.
6. Become a Happy Tooth Monster
The last phase is the best of all: your wisdom tooth will grow to the end. With enough space in your mouth for all those teeth, you can proudly display an unusual set of helicopters like the lucky tooth monster you are. Especially everyone who is lucky enough to grow safely on all 4 wisdom teeth.
7. Check with your dentist
And, of course, always remember to keep your dentist informed. If your wisdom tooth or gum hurts more than expected, contact your dentist. If you are concerned about the wisdom tooth coming in at a very sharp angle, see your dentist.