Signs You May Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

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Signs You May Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Each type of tooth has a purpose. Molar teeth in the back of the mouth specifically, are wide and best designed to chew. The farthest molars in the back of the mouth that do not always present themselves in every person’s mouth are the third molars. Third molars is another term for what are commonly called wisdom teeth. Although many humans have their wisdom teeth erupt through their gums, in many situations, they are either recommended to be removed or a medical issue requires them to be taken out. Even though each tooth has a role, it is believed by evolutionary biologists that the function of wisdom teeth was helpful for prehistoric man, but in modern-day man, they do not provide a benefit. As a result, they can be taken out of the mouth with no disruption to the mouth and eating.

If you think your wisdom teeth must be removed or if you have questions about wisdom tooth removal in San Diego, please connect with the San Diego wisdom tooth removal dentist at McBride Dental. Wisdom teeth are not only believed to have no practical function in our mouths, but they are also commonly associated with dental health issues. Because of this, if you are told you should consider removing your wisdom teeth, it could be for the betterment of your oral health and overall wellbeing.

When Should You Remove Your Wisdom Teeth?

Signs You May Need Your Wisdom Teeth RemovedYou may go all of your life and never have an issue with your wisdom teeth so you do not remove them. However, your dentist may recommend at some point in your life that you think about having them taken out of your mouth, or you may even suffer from a condition like impacted wisdom teeth which may warrant removal sooner than later.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and signs then you may be feeling the effects of wisdom teeth that need to go. 

  • Chronic or occasional pain in the back of the mouth.
  • Swollen, red, and infected gums during the protrusion of wisdom teeth.
  • When you brush your teeth you may notice blood on your toothbrush or when you rinse your mouth out. If that blood is coming from the back of your mouth it could be due to wisdom teeth pushing through the gums.
  • Regular earaches and/or headaches.
  • Your jaw feels uncomfortable and stiff.
  • Jaw swelling continues to worsen.
  • Crooked teeth.
  • Issues with sinus pain, sinus pressure, and persistent congestion.
  • Cysts that form by your wisdom teeth.
  • Unrelenting bad breath and bad taste in the mouth.
  • Tongue and cheek pain
  • Problems eating comfortably and normally.

These signs are not normal and can mean that there is an oral health issue present like a problem with wisdom teeth. If you experience any of these symptoms or multiple of them, it is best to make an appointment with your local San Marcos dentist for an exam. Your wisdom teeth may need to be removed to remedy your situation or there could be another oral health ailment that needs to be addressed.

Speak to a San Marcos Dentist Today

For help with wisdom teeth, other oral health issues, or professional dental cleanings and examinations, please call the San Marcos dentist at McBride Dental at (760) 471-1003. 

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