The times when wisdom teeth coming in are probably the difficult times as in these times you will likely to feel pain and discomfort. There are four wisdom teeth positioned at the very back of the mouth. Between the ages of seventeen to twenty-five, these teeth come in. Perhaps this is why the third molar teeth are called wisdom teeth. It is because in such early adult life, a person is considered as old enough to be wise. Actually wisdom teeth do not always cause problems especially if they grow in the right position.
However, most people get some problems. The problems occur mainly because there is lack of room on the back of the mouth so the teeth only come in partway. As a result the gum tissue gets flapped. Foods that you eat can get trapped in the flapinfecting the gums. Wisdom teeth can also face the wrong direction hurting the gum. Another cause is impacted wisdom teeth in your jaw. The aforementioned problems are quite common. A cyst can also develop, but it is rare.
What to do When a Wisdom Tooth is Coming In
Wisdom teeth infection is easy to recognize. If you are between 17-25 years old and get pain near the impacted tooth, you may get the infection. Usually the pain is followed by swollen gums that can be bleeding too. If this happen you should directly make an appointment with your dentist. For many people, the problems might not develop into more serious dental problems. When the teeth emerge completely, the pain will go. However, you will never know what is exactly happening without a dentist’s examination. You should see a dentist. If there is no serious dental complication, at least you will be prescribed pain reliever that can help you get rid of the pain. Antibiotics are also given to kill the bacteria that cause the infection.
If your dentist finds a more serious problem, he will diagnose the problem using X-ray to make sure that there are teeth that crowd other teeth that can cause problem in the present or in the future. These teeth then need to be extracted. How about if the wisdom teeth are not causing any problems? Do they need to be extracted? If you are below 20, many some experts think that it is better to have your wisdom teeth removed to avoid any problems in the future. Some others think that there is no need to remove the teeth especially for other persons unless there are problems. Just consult with your dentist what is the best. Some dentists will even give you options whether or not to get the teeth extracted.
If you choose not to have an oral surgery to get your teeth taken out, you should deal with the pain. It is not a problem, though. There is pain reliever such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and the like that will reduce the pain. Putting an ice pack is also helpful to alleviate the pain and stop the gums to get swelling. Do not forget to keep cleaning your teeth. Using toothbrush to reach the infected area can be hurting. Instead, rinse your mouth with salt water.