Almost everyone in San Francisco has to deal with wisdom teeth at some point in their lives. And unfortunately, these molars often cause pain and discomfort for people as they try to erupt through the gum line. It is true that there are some people who can keep their wisdom teeth without issue their entire lives, but most men, women, and teens need to have wisdom teeth removal in order to protect their overall oral health. To help you know what warning signs you should look for as you decide whether or not you need wisdom teeth removal, SF Oral Surgery is describing 3 of the most common signs below.
1. You have pain in the back of your mouth where your wisdom teeth are located.
Pain and discomfort are among the most common warning signs that you may need wisdom teeth removal with one of our doctors at SF Oral Surgery. Oftentimes, this discomfort is caused by wisdom teeth that are impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth are teeth that are stuck either partially or wholly below the gum line without room to fully emerge normally. Patients who have impacted wisdom teeth experience bad breath that is unresponsive to normal oral hygiene, tenderness in the jaw, bleeding, swelling, pain in the neck, and persistent headaches that are not caused by any other health conditions.
If you are experiencing pain, or any of the other symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth, call our doctors today to schedule an initial wisdom teeth removal consultation.
2. You are experiencing new crowding of your existing teeth.
Another common warning sign you may need wisdom teeth removal is new crowding of your existing teeth. Because these molars come in later in life, most San Francisco patients have already spent multiple years in braces to achieve that perfectly straight smile. When wisdom teeth attempt to come in, they push against your other teeth and cause cosmetic problems, as well as bite problems as your teeth become unaligned.
Our doctors know you don’t want to be faced with fixing your teeth all over again as an adult, so let them provide you with wisdom teeth removal so you can keep your nice straight smile!
3. You found out you have new cavities in your molars.
Another common warning sign that our doctors want their San Francisco patients to be aware of is the occurrence of new cavities in your molars. It’s already difficult to properly clean molars simply because they are so far back in the mouth with little working room for oral hygiene tools, so when wisdom teeth begin to come in, the rest of your teeth naturally get closer together, which makes it harder to properly clean your molars. These restrictions often lead to new cavities.
If your general dentist tells you that you have new cavities in your molars and your wisdom teeth are coming in, you’ll need to call our doctors at SF Oral Surgery to schedule your wisdom teeth removal consultation so you can protect your overall oral health.
Our Doctors Can Help You with Wisdom Teeth Removal
If you’re experiencing any of the warning signs we mentioned above, our doctors recommend calling SF Oral Surgery to schedule your initial wisdom teeth removal consultation so you can get back to a pain-free life and protect your smile.
You can reach a member of our friendly team in San Francisco by calling (415) 776-6710 today!