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Signs That It's Time to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

How your dentist in McHenry, Illinois can help with your wisdom teeth

Are you feeling pain behind your second molars? Do you feel pressure on your back teeth? If so, it may be time to have 0130151001550180341.jpgyour wisdom teeth removed. Most people don’t have enough room for their wisdom teeth, and your dentist can help you determine if the time is right to remove them. Dr. Yong Chang at Easy Dental Care in McHenry, Illinois offers full service, comfortable, dental care including wisdom teeth removal.

Ideally, the best time to remove them is when you are young, typically ages 17 to 25, because the bone fills in better than if you wait until you are older. There are some definite signs and symptoms to pay attention to, including:

  • Pressure and pain in your jaws and your mouth
  • Pain when you open and close your mouth
  • Stiffness and difficulty opening your mouth wide

You should also have your wisdom teeth removed if:

  • Your wisdom teeth are decayed
  • They are so far back you can’t keep them clean
  • They are erupting out of position and don’t function as part of your bite

Typically, most people don’t have the space required for three sets of molars, and they don’t really help your chewing ability. There are also dangers to keeping your wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth don’t always erupt completely, a condition known as impaction. Impacted wisdom teeth can form cysts around them and these cysts can destroy bone.

Difficulty cleaning your wisdom teeth can result in tooth decay and infection, which can spread to your other healthy, functional teeth. Wisdom teeth can also make it difficult to floss because your teeth are pressed tightly together.

If you are suffering from wisdom tooth pain and wonder if it’s time to have your wisdom teeth removed, talk with an expert. Just pick up the phone and call Dr. Yong Chang at Easy Dental Care in McHenry, Illinois. Call today, and get relief from wisdom tooth pain!

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