It is common for teens to have their wisdom teeth removed. Some teenagers will experience these third molars coming in with no issue, but that is not as common as teens needing them removed. If your teenager makes it in for their regular checkups, their dentist will likely be paying close attention to these teeth to know if they need to be removed or not. If you are in the Greensboro, NC area and are looking for a dentist that performs safe wisdom teeth extractions, you should consider Drs. Hatcher, Merrell, Santiago, and the team at Triad Dentistry. The dentists at Triad Dentistry are experienced with wisdom teeth extractions and know the signs to look for, which determine if wisdom teeth need to be removed or not.
If your teen is experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may mean that their wisdom teeth are causing issues and could require extraction. At the very least, these signs indicate some form of an oral health issue occurring.
Pain in the back of the mouth where the wisdom teeth reside almost always points to a problem. The pain could be caused by these teeth trying to breach the gums, but if the pain persists and becomes worse, it could be caused by the wisdom teeth becoming impacted or growing in at an incorrect angle.
If your teen is constantly complaining about sinus pain or congestion, the wisdom teeth may not be the first thing you think of as the cause. However, if wisdom teeth are coming in at an incorrect angle, they could cause pressure to build at the sinuses.
Gum inflammation, sometimes occurring in tandem with redness, can imply that the wisdom teeth are causing issues and could require extraction.
If you are interested in learning more about wisdom teeth, please reach out to your dentist. If you are in the Greensboro, NC area and are seeking a well-respected dentist as well as a team that treats you like family, please call Drs. Hatcher, Merrell, or Dr. Santiago at Triad Dentistry. To schedule an appointment, call (336) 383-1482.