Wisdom teeth are the final molars to come in, and usually erupt any time after the late teens. There are usually four – two uppers and two lowers – but some people have fewer while some have none at all.
Your wisdom teeth may come through with no issues at all, but for many people, that’s not the case.
Let’s take a look at some of the issues with wisdom teeth, and what to do if you need to have them extracted.
Why wisdom teeth can be a problem
Wisdom teeth can cause a number of common problems, including:
If your wisdom teeth are causing discomfort, they may have to be extracted by your dentist. If you do have to have them out, aftercare is critical to your recovery. These tips from the Better Health Channel can help you through the healing process.
If you have any sign of a fever, seek medical help quickly, as you may have an infection and that will need appropriate medical attention.
If you have any concerns about wisdom teeth removal, consult your dental practitioner, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. They’re there to reassure you about the procedure and guide you through the aftercare.
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