EXPERIENCING JAW PAIN? It could be your wisdom teeth!

Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

The wisdom teeth are the last set of molars, which usually emerge during the late teens or early twenties. Most people do not have enough room in their jaw to accommodate them. The tooth will not be visible, but can cause severe discomfort in your jaw and other teeth.

Signs that you might have an impacted wisdom tooth include:

If you experience any of these symptoms and suspect they might be the result of an impacted wisdom tooth, consult with your dentist. In most cases, impacted wisdom teeth must be removed by an oral surgeon.

HAVING YOUR WISDOM TEETH REMOVED

Your oral surgeon might recommend general anesthetic or may extract your teeth under local anesthetic with or without sedation. Talk to your oral surgeon about the best options to ensure your comfort.

During your recovery, you will be prescribed antibiotics as well as painkillers. You will need to eat soft foods for a few days. If the extraction has left behind an empty tooth socket, be sure to take precautions against dry socket. Avoid using straws to drink, avoid brushing the area where the tooth was removed, and follow all the aftercare instructions provided by your dentist or oral surgeon.

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