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5 Signs It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Your Wisdom Teeth Torrance, CA

5 Signs It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Your Wisdom Teeth

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Wisdom teeth, the third set of molars in the back of your mouth, typically emerge in your late teens or early twenties. While some people never experience problems with their wisdom teeth, others find themselves facing a range of issues. At Torrance Oral Surgery Center, we often encounter patients unsure whether their wisdom teeth need to be removed. Here are five signs that suggest it might be time to consider wisdom teeth extraction.

1. Pain and Discomfort

One of the most common and noticeable signs is pain or discomfort in the back of your mouth. This can occur when wisdom teeth begin to emerge, or if they become impacted (unable to fully emerge through the gums). The pain might be constant or come and go, and it can sometimes radiate towards the ears or neck.

2. Swelling and Inflammation

Swelling around the jawline or inflammation of the gums near the back of your mouth can indicate issues with your wisdom teeth. This swelling may be accompanied by tenderness and redness, making it uncomfortable to open your mouth or chew.

3. Difficulty Eating

If you start having trouble with eating, particularly feeling pain or discomfort when chewing or biting near the back of your mouth, your wisdom teeth could be to blame. This is often due to the pressure and crowding caused by emerging or impacted wisdom teeth.

4. Overcrowding and Misalignment

Wisdom teeth can cause overcrowding as they try to fit into a space that may not be big enough to accommodate them. This can lead to misalignment of your existing teeth, undoing years of orthodontic work or natural alignment. If you notice your teeth shifting or your bite changing, it might be time to consult with us at Torrance Oral Surgery Center.

5. Cysts or Infections

In some cases, cysts can form around the new teeth, or the area can become infected. These cysts can be harmful to the jawbone and gum tissues. If not treated promptly, they can lead to more serious oral health issues. Infections may also occur, characterized by bad breath, a bad taste in your mouth, or pus from the gum line near the wisdom tooth.

The Importance of Professional Assessment

While these signs can indicate that your wisdom teeth need to be removed, it’s crucial to have a professional assessment. At Torrance Oral Surgery Center, we use advanced imaging techniques to get a clear picture of what’s happening beneath the gums. This allows us to provide personalized advice and treatment plans.

Contact a Trusted Oral Surgeon in Torrance Today!

Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure, and for many, it’s a necessary step towards maintaining good oral health. If you’re experiencing any of these signs, or if you’re just not sure about the state of your wisdom teeth, it’s time to consult with the experts. At Torrance Oral Surgery Center, we’re committed to providing you with a comfortable, informed, and effective treatment experience.

Posted on behalf of Torrance Oral Surgery Center

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Torrance, CA 90505

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  • Mindy W.

    This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

  • Raj G.

    Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.

  • Chahab S.

    Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

  • Paul M.

    A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.