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Common Signs You Need to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Do you have swollen gums, bad breath, or dental pain? Here are 5 signs it may be time for a wisdom teeth removal procedure.

Your wisdom teeth are often the very last teeth to erupt, and while for some patients this may cause no issues, in many cases, wisdom teeth can become impacted or infected, resulting in dental discomfort, pain, and even infection.

If your wisdom tooth does become infected, your dentist may recommend removal. Wisdom teeth removal has many benefits, including:

  • It protects your nearby teeth from damage
  • Eliminates jaw pain and discomfort
  • Ensures the natural alignment of your other teeth
  • Lowers your risk of developing cavities or periodontal disease

Safe and Effective Wisdom Teeth Removal in Calgary

At Dr Korol dental clinic, we want our patients to be as happy, comfortable, and healthy as possible. If you are suffering from dental discomfort, our team of qualified holistic dentists can determine whether or not you require a wisdom tooth removal.

We also offer sedation dentistry, which is designed to make your dental treatment as comfortable and pain-free as possible.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal: 5 Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Have to Go

Wisdom teeth typically erupt when you reach your late teens or mid-20s. Whether they are impacted or they erupt, if your wisdom teeth are causing you some dental pain or discomfort, it’s time to visit your dentist.

Here are 5 signs that you may require a wisdom tooth removal:

1. You Have Jaw Pain

If your wisdom teeth begin growing in a misaligned way, they can put a lot of pressure on your jaw and surrounding teeth. This may result in stiffness, pain, and jaw discomfort. As your wisdom teeth erupt, they will press on nerves and bones and the pain may become very intense. Having them removed will eliminate this pain and any discomfort.

2. Your Gums are Red and Swollen

As with most injuries, swelling and redness are indications that your body is under stress. Wisdom teeth can cause swelling, tenderness, and redness around the affected area, and as a result, chewing and other normal functions can become painful and difficult.

3. Your Mouth Feels Very Crowded

When your wisdom teeth begin to grow, they will put a lot of pressure on your surrounding teeth, even trying to displace them. This will lead to a swelling of your jaw muscles and gums, crowding your mouth even more. Even your tongue will seem swollen and it may affect the way you talk and/or speak.

4. You Have Facial Swelling

The pressure, pain, and overcrowding caused by your wisdom teeth may lead to facial swelling. While this typically shows up in your jaw, it can also be seen in the cheekbones and other areas of the face. You may or may not experience pain with this swelling.

5. You’re Suffering From Bad Breath

Bad breath can not only make you feel self-conscious, but it can also be a sign of a deeper dental issue. Food particles can become trapped beneath your wisdom teeth, allowing bacteria to grow and thrive unhindered. This can not only cause bad breath, but also lead to cavities and more infection.

There are some cases when wisdom teeth don’t erupt fully. When this happens, the tooth may be covered by a flap of gum tissue which can trap bacteria and plaque. This often results in a wisdom tooth infection.

If you are suffering from any of the following, it may indicate that your wisdom teeth are infected and need to be removed:

  • Severe tooth pain
  • Swollen, tender, or bleeding gums
  • Pus discharge
  • Lockjaw
  • Earache or headache

If you suspect that your wisdom tooth is infected, you must contact your holistic dentist. He/she can determine if there is an infection and determine the course of treatment, whether it’s antibiotics or wisdom teeth removal.

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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our wisdom teeth removal services, and how our holistic dentists can help you achieve oral and whole body wellness, contact our Calgary dental clinic at 403-245-9099 or book an appointment.

Alternatively, you can find our clinic at 1333 8 St SW #1001, Calgary, AB T2R 1M6.

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