Everything You Need To About Wisdom Tooth

Nov 30, 2023

Having to experience new teeth sprouts after you have surpassed all developmental stages is quite normal. Wisdom teeth are last and furthest molars that usually develop in the late teens or early 20’s. It is considered as a normal part of mouth development. Normally, wisdom teeth appear two on the upper jaw and two on the lower jaw. However, it is possible that some people may develop more wisdom teeth on either of the two jaws or some, none at all.

Wisdom teeth often come without any problems but in some cases, new wisdom teeth sprouts can cause extreme pain and sensitivity.

New wisdom teeth can come from an angle that disrupts the existing teeth structure or may be pushed inside the gum. This phenomenon is called ‘Impaction’.

Impaction of a wisdom tooth can lead to extreme pain and inflammation. Your dentist may also advise tooth removal in cases if there is no space for a new tooth. Early intervention simultaneously proves to be helpful for overcrowding and other complicated dental problems.

It can be a little challenging to maintain hygiene considering the location of the wisdom tooth. Food and bacteria buildup makes wisdom and it’s nearing teeth prone to decay and cavities.

Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Needs Medical Attention

Here is a list of few consequential dental problems associated with wisdom teeth that may signal you to contact your dentist immediately.

  • Red and inflamed gum
  • Pus or infection
  • Extreme pain and sensitivity
  • Facial swelling
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Difficulty chewing and opening your mouth
  • Low grade fever

Treatment Options

Wisdom tooth does not always need a surgical removal. Symptoms might come under control by taking necessary steps including

  • Antibiotics
  • Dental cleaning
  • Improving general oral hygiene

If your symptoms don’t come under control and the infections grow in severity causing dental health risks, the wisdom teeth must be removed

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Dental X-rays are performed to diagnose the root cause behind the issue. If your wisdom tooth qualifies for a removal, you are medically sedated through a local or general anesthesia. Once the tooth is removed, the operated site is sealed back into place for faster healing and recovery.

Post Operative care

It is normal to experience swollen and inflamed gums right after surgery but with the help of probable after-care, you can foster faster recovery. Here is a list of suggestions that are often regarded as effective post operative care after a wisdom teeth removal.

  • Take pain relieving medications as advised by your doctor
  • Applying ice-pack to get instant relief from inflammation
  • Soft foods to avoid unnecessary pressure
  • Use gauze for bleeding
  • Avoid harsh rinsing and brushing
  • Use warm water rinses to relieve pain
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol use until advised

Contact Information

If you are also wanting to remove your wisdom tooth, contact Spring Cypress Dental at (281) 256-3222 for necessary dental assistance.


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