Have you ever wondered if your wisdom teeth are showing? Wisdom teeth refer to the third and final set of molars that you usually get in your late teens or early twenties. So if your age is in that range, your wisdom teeth are likely to die! These teeth are one of the biggest enigmas of your mouth, because we don’t know exactly when they will enter, because each person is different. Knowing what to look for can help you avoid unwanted pain and surgery. The signs of wisdom teeth vary, but they can include severe and irradiated pain, pain in the jaw or the back of the mouth and swollen or cut gums. They can also be signs of other conditions.
1. Symptoms of wisdom teeth appear
Pain in the area where wisdom teeth enter is common. However, extremely severe pain radiating to your eyes, ears or head can mean that you have an abscessive tooth. Wisdom teeth can become infected, but an abscess can be caused by cavities.
Pain in the jaw or the back of the mouth can be a sign that wisdom teeth are coming in. However, this type of pain can also be a symptom of TMJ (problems with your jaw, TMJ or the muscles around your face).
Throbbing or pressure on the gums at the back of the mouth.
Swollen or cut gums.
Earache or headache can occur when wisdom teeth are trying to penetrate and there is not enough space for them due to the position of the teeth. The pressure may increase around the other teeth, causing pain in the mouth and other areas.
2. Is it something other than wisdom teeth?
Pain is how your body informs you that something is wrong. Sometimes, the pain can originate from the source of the problem, making it difficult to find out what is really going on. This is true in case the wisdom teeth die. Each individual’s experience with wisdom teeth is unique and you may or may have referred pain. Some people feel no pain at all. In fact, not everyone has wisdom teeth! And remember, not all wisdom teeth need to be extracted. However, if you experience pain in your mouth, do not assume that it is related to wisdom teeth. If you are sensitive to sweets, hot or cold drinks and food, you may have an exposed root – the most common type of toothache. Mild to acute pain when biting is more like a cave. And if you experience persistent toothache or tenderness after eating hot, cold, or sweet foods, it may indicate possible nerve damage.
3. How do you feel when your wisdom teeth appear?
When wisdom teeth appear, it is common to experience pain in the jaw or gums. Don’t worry too much, as you are less likely to experience severe pain and some people may not feel any pain at all. Even though wisdom teeth are normally protruding into the gums, they can cause a variety of mild symptoms. You may experience mild pain, pressure in your mouth or jaw, or a soft thud on your gums, near the opening of your throat, or in your jaw, which is nearby.
4. Do wisdom teeth hurt when they enter?
Your wisdom teeth are commonly called the “third molar set”. These four teeth, which are at the back of the mouth, will push the tissues in just like any other tooth, and this can cause pain. Wisdom teeth are much more likely to grow at the wrong angle (even to the sides), which can cause pain that radiates to the other teeth that are in front of the wisdom teeth.
5. How old are your wisdom teeth?
The third set of molars at the back of the mouth, the wisdom teeth, usually appear somewhere between the ages of 17 and 25 (between late teens and early twenties). Your wisdom teeth are visible on X-rays. People should remove them if they are affected, form crowding, if they are positioned incorrectly in the mouth or cause pain or other dental problems.
6. How painful is a wisdom tooth?
However, when the affected wisdom tooth tries to penetrate, the gum that covers it often swells and becomes infected. This can be painful. You may feel painful sensations in the nearby teeth or even in the ear on the same side of the face. An affected tooth can press on the neighboring molar tooth.
7. Do you think your wisdom teeth are coming out?
Now you can better understand that getting wisdom teeth is not so easy. The pain we feel in the mouth can be the result of a variety of conditions. And the health of your wisdom teeth must be taken care of by a dentist. Dr. Pedvis of the Mackenzie Dental Center can help you assemble the puzzle pieces regarding the condition of your wisdom teeth and any pain you may experience.
B. How to Know If Your Wisdom Teeth Are Coming in
These extra molar pairs usually appear in their late teens or early 20s, but are generally not needed for healthy chewing. Wisdom teeth are not problematic in themselves, but they can cause problems if the mouth does not have space for them or if they do not enter directly.
You may experience certain symptoms that indicate whether your four new molars will be fine or if some or all of them need to be removed
1. Signs that wisdom teeth are coming
A dental X-ray may be the first clue that your wisdom teeth are on the way.
Without an X-ray, you may know that your wisdom teeth are shrinking because you are beginning to notice uncomfortable symptoms. Can be:
Swelling of the gums, usually behind the second molars
Pain in the jaw
Bleeding or sensitive gums
Difficulty opening your mouth wide
A bad taste in your mouth
The pain is usually mild, but it can occasionally be acute. It can also be painful or uncomfortable to chew with the molars close to where the wisdom teeth come out. These symptoms are usually caused by the affected wisdom teeth. This means that they get stuck under the gums or do not have enough space to break completely.
The affected wisdom teeth can cause inflammatory dental diseases that can damage nearby teeth and jaws. If wisdom teeth actually break gums, you may have a mild fever. You may also notice a small gum flap called the pericoronal flap over the area of the protruding tooth.
2. Signs that something is wrong
Although mild pain, tenderness and other common symptoms may occur, whether or not there are problems with wisdom teeth, you should be aware of the signs of problems that may require a dentist’s evaluation. Bleeding gums should always be checked by a dentist, especially if accompanied by pain in the jaw and noticeable swelling in the gums.
Signs that can indicate potentially serious dental problems include:
Loose or dislocated teeth
Persistent dry mouth
Cracked or broken tooth
Damage to a filler, crown or bridge
Swelling of the gums or cheek
3. Possible complications of wisdom teeth
New teeth that break the surface of your gums can hurt, whether you are a teething baby or an 18 year old boy with wisdom teeth hanging out. Only temporary damage to the gum tissue is enough to cause swelling and pain. The main reason why wisdom teeth are at risk in the first place is simply that the adult’s mouth usually does not have room for four new molars.
As a result, the affected wisdom teeth can enter abnormal angles and press on existing teeth. This can happen before the wisdom tooth reaches the gum line. An affected wisdom tooth pressing against the root of the adjacent molar tooth causes pain in the jaw and a potentially damaging change in tooth alignment. An affected tooth usually needs to be extracted.
a. Illness, decay and more
The process can become more complicated when wisdom teeth are only partially invaded and bacteria accumulate under the gum line, causing an infection to develop. This type of infection usually causes more severe symptoms. The flap that covers the tooth may be sore and swollen, leading to a condition called perichoronitis.
Gum disease is also a risk for the affected wisdom teeth. If the disease is treated properly, it can result in the loss of bones and other teeth. Like your other teeth, an affected wisdom tooth can rot or rot at the back of the second molar, potentially exposing the nerves. An affected wisdom tooth can also develop a cyst or tumor, causing other symptoms and potentially serious complications, such as tooth or bone loss.
4. Do all wisdom teeth need to be removed?
There is little clinical evidence for asymptomatic and disease-free extraction of affected wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth can cause problems if left untreated – even if you are not in pain. It is important to watch for signs that your wisdom teeth are kicking in or that there may be a problem. If you suspect a problem with wisdom teeth, talk to a dentist to make sure those teeth are not causing any problems, if you do not remove them. The complications of wisdom teeth can cause gum disease and cavities, among other things. The chances of easier extraction and smoother recovery will increase if you respond quickly to signs that your wisdom teeth are shrinking.