Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

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Pain, tenderness, or swelling in the back of your mouth may be the first sign of impacted wisdom teeth. This condition can lead to the removal of the wisdom teeth, which is one of the most common dental procedures today. If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is best to consult your dentist or an oral surgeon to find out if surgery is needed. Let’s see the article of Medical News Today

What are impacted wisdom teeth? Wisdom tooth removal

When the wisdom teeth do not have enough room to grow properly they may come out sideways or at a wrong angle – they are impacted – because they are obstructed by the other teeth. The patient’s wisdom tooth may come out at a strange angle, in the wrong place, or only come out partially. Our wisdom teeth are the last teeth to grow, they are medically known as the third molars – they are at the end of the upper and lower gums, right in the back of the mouth. Most people eventually have four wisdom teeth.

The majority of people grow wisdom teeth during their late adolescent years or very early adulthood.

As wisdom teeth develop, they typically affect other teeth, and become impacted. The patient may experience pain and the other teeth may become damaged. Even if no apparent damage occurs, the teeth can become more susceptible to disease. Check the full article here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/188660.php

Our teeth are designed to chew hard and soft substances. They are designed to bear the brunt caused by smoking and drinking soda and liquor. In short they are built to endure a lot of things. Just imagine if you do not have teeth how would you look and how will you talk, chew and smile? So it’s important for us to give our teeth the due respect that they deserve. Let’s read an article from Karen Springen

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth

Sugar isn’t the only dental villain that undermines healthy teeth. Acidic, low-pH foods — sour candy, soft drinks, fruit juices — soften teeth. The result: enamel erosion and diminished tooth size. “Citric acid is the worst acid for your teeth,” says Martha Keels, DDS, chief of pediatric dentistry at Duke’s Children’s Hospital. “We’re seeing acid erosion every day.” Read the full article here: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-your-teeth

In this era, we all need that perfect Hollywood smile with white and shinier teeth. However we still do not care for our teeth and are too reckless towards it. A little effort will ensure that we have that perfect pearly white teeth.

 

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