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wisdom tooth issues are not uncommon

Wisdom Teeth: Symptoms and Solutions

Understanding Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop and appear in your mouth, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. Sometimes, there may not be enough room in your mouth for your wisdom teeth, causing them to become impacted and leading to discomfort, pain, and other complications.

What to do before your Dental Appointment

If you're experiencing wisdom teeth problems, here are some steps to manage the discomfort:

  • Pain management: over the counter pain relievers can temporarily alleviate the discomfort.

  • Cold compress: applying a cold compress to the affected area can help reduce swelling and numb the pain.

  • Rinse your mouth: rinse your mouth with warm salt water to soothe your gums and prevent infection.

Common Wisdom Teeth Problems

Wisdom teeth can cause a variety of problems including pain, infection, damage to neighbouring teeth, and the development of cysts. You might also experience symptoms like swelling, stiffness, and discomfort in your jaw.

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Schedule an appointment with us

If you suspect you have a problematic wisdom tooth, don't grin and bear it. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. 

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