Indications Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed to Alleviate Pain and Discomfort
Your wisdom teeth often begin to appear when you are in your 20s. Sometimes they appear sooner. Other people may not even realize they have gotten their wisdom teeth until they make a trip to the dentist. If you are residing in Indianapolis, Indiana, and are beginning to feel your wisdom teeth come in, you may want to visit Dr. Matthew Church at Washington Street Dentistry to ensure there is enough room in your mouth for them to fit comfortably. If not, there is a good chance you will start to feel pain once they begin to break through your gum tissue. Wisdom teeth removal may be an option you should discuss with your dentist.
Pain When You Chew
Even before you begin to see them poking through your gums, you may have pain or discomfort when you chew with your back teeth. As soon as this happens, visit your dentist to determine if your wisdom teeth are coming in correctly. Closely monitoring their progress will help your dentist determine whether or not they will need to be removed.
Teeth Feel Loose, or Like They Are Shifting
When your wisdom teeth start to come in, they may place pressure on the teeth that are surrounding them. That will cause them to loosen and make them feel as if they are shifting whenever you chew or bite down on them. As your wisdom teeth continue to erupt, this feeling may worsen over time. It’s important to let your dentist know what is going on.
Your Bite Pattern Is Off
Another way to tell if you should have your wisdom teeth removed is if your bite pattern starts to change. If your bite pattern changes, your jaws may not align naturally. That can throw off the alignment of your teeth, placing pressure on your temporomandibular joints. Resulting in intense pain and discomfort and may even lead to headaches.
Visit Washington Street Dentistry if you begin to feel pain or discomfort caused by your wisdom teeth. If you live in the Indianapolis, Indiana area, Dr. Matthew Church specializes in wisdom teeth removal. He can alleviate your pain and ensure that no damage is done to your existing teeth or the alignment of your jaws. Call (317) 333-6788 if you are a new patient or (317) 890-4455 if you are a current patient. Make the call so you can eliminate your pain and discomfort today!
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