Are you experiencing any of the common wisdom teeth symptoms Calhoun, GA patients report? Wisdom teeth can seem like a big mystery. They are the last teeth to appear in the mouth, usually between the ages of 18 and 25 years. By then, more often than not, our jaws have reached their final stages of growth, and they can’t grow any more to accommodate the newly erupting molars. For that reason, they often find no place to appear. That means they end up partially or completely buried in the bone and gums.
In some cases, this is as far as the situation goes. The buried teeth present no symptoms and require no treatment or intervention. However, in most cases, they start to show painful symptoms and need to be removed by an oral surgeon.
The Most Common Wisdom Teeth Symptoms Calhoun, GA Patients Report
The most common symptom is, of course, pain in the region of the wisdom tooth. The pain could be coming from the wisdom tooth itself if it is decayed, or from neighboring teeth where the pressure from the buried tooth has started to cause decay, inflammation, or localized gum disease in the area.
When the wisdom tooth is only partially buried (meaning a part is visible in the mouth), it is usually covered by a small circular piece of the gums. This tends to trap food remnants and plaque that is impossible to fully clean off. The result is inflammation of that part of the gums, which can be so severe as to cause swelling and even limitation of the mouth opening.
So if you ever start to feel any of the wisdom teeth symptoms Calhoun, GA patients have felt before, don’t hesitate to contact us at East Brainerd Oral Surgery to get our advice on what to do next.