What Are The Sign Of Wisdom Teeth?

Let’s have a look on sign of wisdom teeth. It is also known as third molars, wisdom teeth are the last remaining permanent teeth to grow at the back on both sides of your mouth, bottom and top. They can often grow sideways, crooked or otherwise misaligned. As they erupt, they can push the neighboring teeth, which can cause overcrowding, discomfort and can even lead to serious dental complications. In such cases, dental professionals recommend different types of wisdom teeth extraction options before they have completely erupted.

What are Wisdom Teeth?

Sign of wisdom teeth are the ultimate late arrival to the tooth party located at the back of your mouth: unlike most front teeth, which usually emerge during early childhood. Most young adults and children usually get their third molars between the ages of 18 and 25. While the emergence differs from one person to another. Although you cannot prevent an impaction, keeping routine dental appointments for cleaning and checkups enables your dental professional to monitor the emergence of your wisdom teeth.

Well, not all sign of wisdom teeth will cause pain or discomfort, and even if they are impacted they can exist without concern. However, in other cases, they force a need for surgical extraction.

Sign that Indicates your Wisdom Teeth are coming in

Many young kids are excited to observe their adult teeth slowly coming in when they lose their primary teeth (baby teeth). For young adults and teens, however, it is another whole new story when it comes to wisdom teeth. It is common to experience some discomfort and pain when your wisdom teeth start to erupt. Listed below are the most common signs that your wisdom teeth are starting to come through.

1. Swelling or redness

Sign of Wisdom teeth or third molars can sometimes grow or appear crooked, or not appear on the gums at all, leading to possible gum irritation and causing teeth to become impacted. One of the common signs of your wisdom teeth emerging is swelling and redness behind your second molars.

2. Pain

As your are observing the sign of wisdom teeth are coming in, the pain at the tooth site is usually mild and sometimes uncomfortable at its worst. It even becomes difficult to open and close your mouth.

3. Pain in other areas

Wisdom teeth growth often puts pressure on nerves in a way that causes persistent pain around the jaw, ears and eyes.

4. Bad-breath

When wisdom teeth erupt they create overcrowding and it becomes difficult to properly brush and floss. As a result, it leads to bacteria build-up inside the mouth causing bad breath. If you or your teenager have any of the above-mentioned symptoms in the back of the mouth, behind the last molar, you should contact a dental professional right away!

Why do wisdom teeth cause pain?

The pain and cause wisdom teeth associated with erupting wisdom teeth can be due to various factors. Some of them are listed below:

1. Pericoronitis

When sign of wisdom teeth are half-buried or erupt only partially, bacteria may grow inside the gum and cause swelling, infection, stiffness, and severe pain. This condition is known as pericoronitis.

2. Cavities

Particularly impacted sign of wisdom teeth and adjacent second molars are at higher risk of cavities 0r tooth decay. If they go unaddressed, the condition will eventually cause pain and tooth sensitivity, spreading infection through the tooth. 

3. Impaction

Often, a sign of wisdom tooth that doesn’t have enough room to develop normally through the gums. This can allow the tooth to grow at odd angles, pressing against other teeth, and causing oral health issues. This is called impaction.

4. Tumours or cysts

Impacted sign of wisdom teeth can lead to tumours or/ and cysts, which can later damage other healthy teeth and the jawbone if left untreated. 

What are the treatment options for wisdom teeth infections?

The minor infections that are causes when you see the sign of wisdom teeth can be treated:

  • by having the infected area examined and cleaned by a dental professional
  • by improving routine dental hygiene in the area
  • by using an antiseptic mouthwash
  • And sometimes, by taking antibiotics (on the advice of the specialist)

However, it is possible to get re-infected until the impacted teeth are not removed. Patients with other serious health problems, especially with weak immunity systems, may experience complications from these infections. In such cases, it might be wise to look into their extraction.

Why earlier wisdom tooth extraction or removal is better than later?

Like already mentioned before, sign of wisdom teeth usually do not cause any pain until they start to do damage, so it is best to find out if your wisdom teeth and remove them before they become a serious issue. Even though there is no specific age at which wisdom teeth must be removed, many dental professionals will recommend extraction in early adulthood to prevent further wisdom tooth infection. Moreover, the roots of wisdom teeth are still developing when you are a teenager, so it is easier to remove at this age. It may be more complicated if you wait for extraction until later in life when the roots are fully developed.

Final word

As you know, and the sign of wisdom teeth can cause numerous problems if not treated in a timely manner- even if there’s no pain. The wisdom teeth complications can cause tooth decay, gum disease, among other possible dental problems. It is therefore important to keep a close eye on the symptoms that your wisdom teeth are growing or that there may be a problem. If you suspect any sign, it is advisable to consult your dental professional right away.