When Do Wisdom Teeth Grow In?
Most San Francisco patients will have all of their adult teeth by the time they’re 13 years old, with the wisdom teeth being the last to erupt. Your wisdom teeth usually begin to erupt when you’re between 18 to 24 years old. Although San Francisco patients of all ages come in for wisdom tooth removal, the sooner you come in for treatment, the less the risk you’ll develop more serious symptoms.
Symptoms Wisdom Teeth Are Erupting
Because wisdom teeth are the last to erupt, most problems related to wisdom teeth involve teeth crowding in your mouth. The symptoms tied to this can vary from mild to very severe. Here is a list of the most common symptoms that people experience when their wisdom teeth are erupting:
- Swelling. Your gums, jaw, and cheeks are all prone to swelling as your wisdom teeth are coming in.
- Pain. Your jaw and the very back of your gums where the wisdom teeth will erupt often become painful.
- Bad taste. You may taste something bad even though you didn’t eat anything recently. This can lead to bad breath as well.
- Jaw barely opens. More severe cases of swelling and create difficulty opening your jaw fully and cause pain when chewing.
While these are not the only signs that you need to remove your wisdom teeth, they are the most definitive symptoms that your wisdom teeth should be removed in the near future.