Wisdom teeth removal is a common dental surgery most teens and adults go through. It is practically a rite of passage into adulthood. Unfortunately, many people put off getting their wisdom teeth removed until the pain decides for them. It is important to know when to get your wisdom teeth pulled to protect your overall oral health. Waiting too long can have significant consequences that could mean more dentist visits down the road.
Wisdom teeth come in after the rest of the mouth is already set, which means that they only have limited space to grow and not much wiggle-room. If you are part of the unlucky majority, your wisdom teeth will start causing you pain and discomfort as they make trouble while erupting. This can include:
It can be tempting to delay your wisdom teeth removal for as long as possible. After all, who wants to get their teeth pulled out? However, waiting and hoping our mouth will heal by itself can lead to many downstream complications that cause more pain in your life. Need a little push? Here are five reasons you should call your dentist to get your wisdom teeth removed.
Your wisdom teeth do not care if there is room in your mouth for them to grow or not. Even if it means pushing your permanent teeth out of position or damaging them in the process. Delaying treatment can cause you pain, bite problems and overcrowding, which also means additional procedures to straighten the impacted teeth.
Like all teeth, wisdom teeth erupt from the jaw and through the gums. Well, that is what they are supposed to do. In some cases, when there is no space left for them, they can grow impacted within the jaw and even shift the jawline. This can limit the range of motion of the mouth and can even lead to cysts, which can damage nerves if left untreated.
You probably know that our mouth and nose are interconnected. So it is no surprise that impacted wisdom teeth can lead to sinus pain, pressure and congestion. Sometimes, your symptoms are more than what it seems.
Like most things, symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth often start small and can easily be brushed aside. However, you should not ignore any toothache or even slight sensitivity sensations. Paying attention to what your body is trying to tell you can save you a lot of pain and disruptions down the line!
If your wisdom teeth are impacted, likely, the surrounding gums are also inflamed and sore. This makes it difficult to clean and can eventually lead to cavities and tooth decay.
It is time to stop procrastinating! Call Campus Dentist for the most comfortable dental experience today. Our dental offices are conveniently located in Hamilton, Guelph and Waterloo. With an extensive array of dental services, Campus Dentist is your go-to for all your dental needs.
We are excited to announce that Chancellors Way Dental will be relocating as of September 6th, 2021 (after Labour Day long weekend). We will be merging with our nearby practice of Campus Dentist, located at the University of Guelph in the Student Center on the first level.
You, our valued patients, can be assured that we will continue to practice the same high standard of dentistry with the continuity and expertise of our caring, well-trained, and compassionate staff as you have become accustomed. Our office will continue to provide the best care possible and accept the same insurance plans. We realize that change can be difficult but we hope to make the transition as smooth as possible for you. Our staff will be there to help and we have included all the details regarding our new location, including address, phone number and office hours. It has been a pleasure working with you and we look forward to seeing you at our new location.
Stay healthy, be safe, and don’t forget to brush and floss! We are always accepting new patients and we are so excited that you chose us!
Campus Dentist Team