November 21, 2016

Having wisdom teeth removed is a common procedure that can lead to a healthier set of teeth. It can be difficult to know when you need to have a tooth removed, however. Ultimately, the only way to know for sure is to check with a dental professional. If you have any of these signs, be sure to visit Dr. Melvin Ford and let us check whether you need to have a wisdom tooth removed.

Signs That Your Wisdom Teeth Should Be Pulled

It is common for there to be no signs at all that you need to have a tooth removed. That is why it is important to visit Dr. Ford’s office regularly. However, there are some signs that may manifest that will let you know your wisdom teeth are causing problems.

  • Pain in and around the tooth
  • Pain in your jaw
  • Jaw stiffness
  • Gum tissue swelling
  • Abnormal growths in the back of your mouth

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with our office immediately.

Why a Wisdom Tooth Needs to Be Removed

If one of your wisdom teeth does need to be pulled, it is because it is not erupting properly. If this is not remedied, your wisdom tooth may put pressure on other teeth, causing further oral problems. It is possible that a problematic wisdom tooth may cause pain or promote infection as well. Only an x-ray can confirm whether a partially emerging tooth is the problem causing your symptoms.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Whether you are experiencing some of these signs or it simply has been a while since your last dental visit, see Dr. Ford and the other professionals at our office. We can help you understand your options and confirm whether or not your wisdom tooth needs to be pulled. Contact us and set up your next dental appointment.



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