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Do Wisdom Teeth Have to Be Removed?

Most people experience their wisdom teeth growing in during their late teens and even into early adulthood. We commonly refer to wisdom teeth as your back molars and are the last teeth to grow in. While many people get their wisdom teeth removed for several reasons, not everyone has to. Depending on the space available in your mouth and how your wisdom teeth grow in, a dentist can help provide you with guidance on how to move forward once your teeth have grown in.

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Signs You May Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

While some people’s wisdom teeth seamlessly grow into their mouths, that’s not the case for everyone. Below are some of the common signs you may need to get your wisdom teeth removed.

Pain:

If you experience pain in your mouth and jaw, your wisdom teeth may be coming in. Patients most often report the sensation of pressure in the back of their mouth. If there isn’t enough room for your wisdom teeth in your mouth, the new teeth can cause your current teeth to be pushed together. This can cause pain in your gums, mouth, and jaw.

Inflammation:

Your gums may become inflamed, swollen, and sensitive around the area where the wisdom teeth are growing in. This may be accompanied by pain, but it’s not always the case.

Impacted Teeth:

If your wisdom teeth erupt out of your gums in any other position but fully upright, we consider them impacted. Impacted teeth can be buried, partially or fully, in your gums or even in your jaw bone. The problem with impacted wisdom teeth is that they are challenging to take care of and can lead to decay and possibly gum disease.

Wisdom Tooth Removal Process

A dentist will be able to let you know whether or not you need your wisdom teeth removed. Diagnosing the issue is simple, and the removal is common and highly effective. Despite removal being a widespread procedure, it can stir up a lot of anxiety among patients. This is understandable, but it’s important to remember that without extraction, you may experience more pain, infection, and damage to the alignment of your current teeth. With proper pain management techniques, the procedure is fairly quick, with a meager amount of pain.

We perform the procedure in a dental office, and you can leave the same day. We suggest you take a few days off if possible to deal with any soreness or discomfort as your gums heal. Tenderness and pain are very common and should subside within a few days if taken care of properly. Pain medication, cold compresses, and staying away from solid foods will help. Most patients are back to their normal regular activities in no more than one week.

Wisdom Tooth Removal in Hollywood

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort and you think it may be due to your wisdom teeth coming in, contact Glo Modern Dental. Glo Modern Dental is the number one rated cosmetic dentist office in Hollywood. We provide services for adults while also being a top children’s dentist in Hollywood.

Dr. Rhonda Kalasho is one of the most trusted and highly reputable dentists in the area. She trained at one of the nation’s top universities, UCLA. Dr. Kalasho is experienced in tooth extraction and has performed many wisdom teeth removals in Los Angeles. Her office can provide fast and relatively pain-free procedures to keep you in great shape and get you back to your regular activities in no time. If you need to schedule your tooth extraction or even want to get your regular cleaning, contact Dr. Rhonda Kalasho and her team at Glo Modern Dental today!