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Wisdom Teeth Problems

What is a wisdom tooth?

A wisdom tooth is generally considered any of the four third molars and may appear between the ages of 16 and 25. When a wisdom tooth comes in, generally it may affect the other teeth and cause the tooth to be impacted, causing issues in the surrounding teeth. When this happens, then the tooth or teeth may be extracted. Read below to find answers given by the Experts directly relating to wisdom teeth problems and wisdom teeth complications.

If a person has a wisdom tooth that is rotten, broken, and loose should the person continue to try and pull it out or should they see a dentist?

When it comes to a wisdom tooth that is loose and ready to fall out, then the person should not try and pull the tooth out their selves because of injury to the socket. If the nerves and root has not died yet, then the dentist may be able to save the tooth with a root canal. If the tooth is too far gone, then the dentist will need to pull the tooth to make sure that all bone and other tissue is out for the socket to heal properly.

If a person has two partially impacted wisdom teeth and tried to use Listerine to cure it, would the person still need to see a dentist?

In most cases when a person’s whole gum is sore, then this generally means there is a larger issue than the wisdom tooth due to the fact that the pain from the wisdom tooth would be directly where the wisdom tooth is. The person may want to make an appointment with their dentist to have x-rays and an evaluation done to see what the issue is as well as a deep cleaning.

Should a person remove their upper wisdom teeth if the teeth have not erupted through the gums or should the individual wait until the teeth have come through the gum?

In the case of wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth generally cause problems and should be removed. Wisdom teeth often cause overcrowding, infection, and pain in a person’s mouth. Wisdom teeth can also cause issues with cysts and impactions, making it a generally good idea to have them removed. If the person has had the lower wisdom teeth removed, then it would generally be a good idea to go ahead and have to upper ones removed as well.

If a person has an impacted wisdom tooth, can this cause the person to have jaw, facial, and headache pain?

In most cases, when a person has an impacted wisdom tooth it can cause the jaw, face, and head to have pain. In most cases, a lower impacted wisdom tooth can cause more issues than an upper impacted wisdom tooth. This type of pain is referred to as referred or radiated pain. When a wisdom tooth is impacted, then the pain felt will only be felt on the side of the face that the wisdom tooth is on.

Wisdom teeth, in most cases, can cause issues in people. When a person is dealing with wisdom tooth pain, then the person may have questions regarding what to do, what the wisdom tooth is for, how the wisdom tooth can affect the person or the health of a person, or even how removing wisdom teeth would benefit a person. When a person has these kinds of questions, then they would need to seek the answers about wisdom teeth from an Expert.
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