Wisdom teeth are those pesky, hidden, painful things that come out of nowhere at the back of your mouth. The solution for many is to turn a blind eye—surgery is optional, right?

Wisdom teeth, which normally grow in between the ages of 17 and 25, are a set of extra molars at the back of your mouth.

Ignoring your wisdom teeth can result in pain and infection if gone untreated. To help you recognize if you need your wisdom teeth removed, here are some things to watch out for:

Persistent Pain

This is perhaps the most obvious sign that your wisdom teeth need to be checked. Pain in the gums around the teeth or at the back of the jaw is a telltale sign that your wisdom teeth are causing trouble.

Cysts in the Mouth

Ignoring your wisdom teeth can result in the formation of cysts at the back of your mouth. These fluid-filled sacs can destroy surrounding tissue and the roots of nearby teeth.

Gum Disease

If your wisdom teeth are growing in, they can cause significant pain along your gums. As a result, it may be difficult to properly brush your gums and teeth, increasing your risk of gum disease.

Tooth Displacement

As a teenager, your parents may have spent thousands of dollars on braces or other dental equipment to ensure your teeth grew straight. Wisdom teeth can wreck that in a second. If you notice any movement in your teeth, consider visiting a dentist to get your wisdom teeth checked.

Lack of Space in Your Mouth

Are you constantly biting your tongue or the side of your mouth? Your wisdom teeth might be taking up too much room and making it difficult for you to chew properly.

Sinus Problems

Sinus problems are a strange but important side effect to watch out for if you suspect your wisdom teeth are coming in. Problems with wisdom teeth often result in sinus pain, congestion, and pressure in the nasal cavity.

Get it Done Early

For some, there may be no pressing reason to get your wisdom teeth removed, other than you have the time to do it. If you’re working a full-time job, it’s important to book the appropriate days for the removal procedure.

Typically, recovery takes around three to four days after surgery. Side effects include bleeding, pain, and swelling in their jaw and cheeks.

If you have noticed any of these symptoms, or have any further questions about wisdom teeth, Dr. Bedi and Dr. Bedi at King Town Dental can answer all of your important queries.

We understand that any dental procedure can be intimidating for some, and that is why we pride ourselves on our welcoming and above all, calming environment. We will do everything to ensure that not only are your teeth healthy, but that you have a pleasant and rewarding experience. Get in touch with the staff at King Town Dental today.