Teething as an Adult
Have you ever felt like you were teething……but as an adult? If so, it was most likely in the back of your mouth. The swelling you felt, was a really a tooth trying to push its way through. This is a known wisdom teeth symptom, but they are few and far between. These four teeth are the final set of molars that erupt in the adult mouth.
The Wisdom Teeth, also known as the third molars, come anywhere after the age of about 18. According to the ADA, there are several side effects that would make it necessary for these teeth to be removed. Impacted wisdom teeth cause the greatest discomfort, and can harm your overall health.
The most common conditions are:
- Pain around the area where the teeth are erupting
- Infection around the area where the teeth are erupting
- Damage to any teeth that are located by the 3rd molars
- Gum Disease
- Cysts around the area where the teeth are erupting
Tooth decay can also set in, especially if there is poor access to fill a tooth. Wisdom Teeth Removal Daphne AL
It is quite normal for someone to experience problems with their wisdom teeth. Often times it is simply because there isn’t enough room in the mouth for them to erupt, which causes them to be impacted. When there isn’t enough room, it causes the wisdom teeth to come in at an angle, and press up against the tooth in front of it. This causes crowding, improper bite alignment and other problems.
When a Wisdom Tooth partially erupts, a condition known as pericoronitis can set in. Pericoronitis is a bacteria that forms from food, plaque and other debris, that gets trapped in between the space of the impacted tooth and the gum. Wisdom Teeth Removal Daphne AL
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