Wisdom teeth can often be a source of worry and concern for many patients. Our patients often wonder why their wisdom teeth hurt, and also if a wisdom tooth extraction is necessary. Below, we will give you all the information you need to recognise the signs of growing wisdom teeth, as well as the signs of possible disease around the wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth are molars, situated in the back of your mouth. In some people, some of the wisdom teeth are missing as they have not grown, but it’s not a cause for concern. If you start to feel pain or discomfort, then you may want to make an appointment with your dentist in order to check that your wisdom teeth are healthy.
Why Do a Wisdom Tooth Extraction
When you need to get a wisdom tooth extraction, it’s most likely because you suffer from one of the following: Infection and cavities, not enough space to brush and floss around the tooth, bone loss around roots, damage to other teeth nearby. You shouldn’t stay in pain and hope it will stop, as it may get worse. In this case, you should see your dentist as soon as possible.
How to Care for your Wisdom Teeth
It can be hard to reach your wisdom teeth, but it’s very important for your overall oral hygiene that you don’t skip this step. You can use brushing aids such as floss, and interdental brushes, which exist in small size and is ideal for people with very little space between their teeth.
If you would like more information about how to care for your wisdom teeth, or if you would like to book an appointment with one of our Blue Water dental health professionals, get in touch with us today, we would be glad to help you maintain a great oral hygiene.