Are you experiencing oral pain in the gums at the back of your mouth on one or both sides, and possibly also in the top and bottom? It could be your wisdom teeth making an appearance. They are the last molars to erupt, generally during your late teens or early 20s. Usually you will have two wisdom teeth in your upper jaw and two in the lower jaw.
Apart from the general pain and discomfort of wisdom teeth emerging, there can be other complications. Some common issues include:
- Infections due to difficulties with brushing and flossing, as there can be a lack of space for wisdom teeth in the jaw. Repeated infections lead to ‘scarring’-and this can make things worse
- Chewing difficulties, especially as upper teeth have no room to bite against swollen gums down below
- Cheek biting as the crowded teeth may grate against the cheek, resulting in sores and ulcers
- Impaction – where the wisdom tooth emerges at an angle, causing it to push into the next
tooth. This can be especially troubling as you can develop a cavity in the adjacent tooth
Patrick Meaney at Moss Vale Dental can assess and provide you with the best course of action. Some dental situations are more complex than others, so it is best that you seek the advice of your dentist rather than worry about the stories you may have heard about other’s experiences. Leading edge 3D scanning x-rays can reveal all the problems in a matter of minutes, right here in Moss Vale.
You are in safe hands here at Moss Vale Dental and we care about you and your dental
wellbeing. Please don’t hesitate to make appointment so that we can address your dental concerns. Call us now on (02) 4869 3111.