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Many people have their wisdom teeth removed once they reach a certain age as a preventative measure. However, sometimes pain and discomfort may arise from wisdom tooth movement that may warrant having your wisdom teeth removed. If you are experiencing pain in your mouth, look for these signs that may mean it’s time to get your wisdom teeth taken out.
You are Experiencing Pain
Jaw and mouth pain is not something to scoff at. If you are feeling pain or pressure, especially in the back of your mouth, it may be a signal that it’s time to have your wisdom teeth removed. Your mouth may not have the necessary space to accommodate another four teeth. If your wisdom teeth cannot erupt, there will be an obvious pain in your mouth.
Your Wisdom Teeth may Shift Other Teeth
If your wisdom teeth are growing at an angle that will cause unwanted movement to the rest of your teeth, you may want to have them removed sooner than later. Wisdom teeth can become impacted and are better off being removed. Crooked wisdom tooth growth can undo corrective dental procedures like braces or veneers.
If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort in your mouth, contact Ashley Dental Associates at 843-767-2600 to decide whether you will need to have your wisdom teeth removed.