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Do you feel like you are teething? Probably, it is at the back of your mouth, and the swelling is due to a tooth that is trying to erupt. It is the wisdom teeth that try to erupt. Yes, wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that develop in late teens and early twenties. Adults have third molars that emerge anywhere after the age of 18. Unfortunately, these wisdom teeth do not bring any bouts of wisdom. Yes, instead, they cause a lot of dental problems. While most of the people have a total of four wisdom teeth, others don’t have at all.

What are wisdom teeth for?

Wisdom teeth were once helpful for our ancestors for chewing on hard foods such as raw meat and plants. They followed a diet where most of the foods are not cooked. So, they tend to lose a tooth and these wisdom teeth were helpful. But, today, we consume cooked foods that are easier to chew and swallow. Many of us don’t need these extra teeth that make wisdom teeth useless to us. Moreover, we don’t have enough space on the jaw line to accommodate these third molars. This is when the problem begins.

How can you tell if it is time to wisdom teeth removal Sydney?

Since there is no space on the jawline, wisdom teeth can get trapped under the gum tissue. This condition is called impaction. While some wisdom teeth completely get trapped under the gum, others may partially erupt. However, both impaction causes a lot of dental problems and affect the neighbouring teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause bacteria to get into your gums, damaging your oral health. Here are some signs that indicate it is time for wisdom teeth Sydney removal:-

Pain, swelling, and jaw stiffness

The wisdom teeth removal cost Sydney is affordable, and if your wisdom teeth do not erupt in the right position, it may rub against your other teeth and cause intense pain, swelling, and jaw stiffness. The pain may radiate from your ears to the jaw. You could manage with the cold press. However, the pain won’t go away unless you remove an impacted wisdom tooth.

Dental decay

When a wisdom tooth breaks through the gum line partially, the tooth will be more prone to tooth decay as you won’t be able to clean the tooth properly. The bacteria can seep through the partially erupted wisdom teeth and leads to tooth decay.

Red and swollen gums

Wisdom teeth will be positioned at an awkward angle. This makes it harder to brush and floss. As a result, it leads to red and swollen gums due to bacterial growth.

Your dentist is the right person to determine whether it is time to extract your wisdom teeth or not and discuss Wisdom teeth removal cost Sydney.

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