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When do Wisdom Teeth Come in
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When do Wisdom Teeth Come in and What are the Symptoms?

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt. They are the last molars that are positioned at the very back of the mouth. When do wisdom teeth come in? They usually come in between the late teenage years and early twenties although there are a few people who experience a late eruption of wisdom teeth. Even, a few people from particular ethnic groups don’t have them. That is why when someone ask, “What age do wisdom teeth come in?” it is a bit difficult to give the exact answer. Are there any symptoms when wisdom teeth are coming in? This might be different among people. Some of them feel severe pain but some others do not feel any symptoms at all.

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What to do When Wisdom Teeth are Coming in

If the wisdom teeth erupt properly, the eruption won’t cause any pain nor inflammation. This happens when the gums have enough rooms for the teeth to come through straight. Besides, in relation to other teeth, the wisdom teeth are positioned properly. As there are no problems occur, the teeth do not need to be extracted.

Wisdom teeth extraction is needed when they do not fully erupt. They partially erupt because there is not enough space for a wisdom tooth to emerge, causing the tooth grows crooked and infection. If this happens, you might feel noticeable symptoms. Even for those whose wisdom teeth erupt fully and normally, sometimes mild symptoms can be felt. Usually, you will a feeling of pressure and mild pain. If the wisdom teeth partially erupt and grow crookedly, it can cause pain from mild to intolerable pain. This happens because the teeth cut into soft gum tissue. Infection occurs when the teeth fail to erupt completely. This condition is called impacted wisdom teeth.

As mentioned previously, not all people get pain when wisdom tooth coming in. You can still tell when they are coming in by watching for swelling and redness. If the tissue on the very back of the mouth looks redder that other area, it might be one symptom that your wisdom teeth start to erupt. It is also common to see gum flap or even blood around your erupted teeth. Normally the swelling will disappear in two or three weeks. To ease all of discomfort and pain, you should eat soft food.

Even when you think your wisdom teeth erupt normally, you should be alert for an infection that is likely to occur. Common signs of infection include severe pain, bad breath, mild fewer, and the presence of pus. If you do not experience the signs, it does not always mean that no problems occur. You should check for crookedness of your front teeth. Because swelling, chronic pain, and crookedness are not normal you should schedule a dental visit. Your orthodontist will evaluate the problem and give medication. If necessary, he will plan wisdom teeth extraction. Meanwhile, there are home-care-treatment that can be done to reduce the pain. For example, you can put ice on the inflamed area, use an antiseptic mouthwash, and have soft food diet. These help quick recovery.

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