Common Signs That Indicate You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Taken Out

Wisdom teeth often create a lot of issues due to insufficient space in the mouth or eruption in the wrong direction.

So, if you are among those who are having a hard time because of their wisdom teeth, this might be the right moment to schedule a visit to the dentist in Concord CA.

In this article, our team at Julita S Patel DDS Inc. in Concord, California, explains when you should get your wisdom teeth taken out.

Signs You Should Not Ignore

Below are some important warning signs that must be taken seriously:


This is one of the most common and easily identified symptoms of wisdom tooth discomfort. The ache can be intense and persistent or just a dull, throbbing sensation.

Gum Issues

The gums around the wisdom tooth might be more tender than usual due to the improper growth of the impacted tooth. This can lead to the loosening of the tooth and gum tissue flap formation. As a result, when you chew your food, small particles might get stuck in those spaces and cause infection. 

These flaps are breeding grounds for bacteria that can lead to painful swelling. If not addressed, you might experience gum bleeding as well.

Persistent Earache or Headache

The pain in the back of your mouth may radiate towards the ears or back of your head, leaving you with a throbbing headache or earache.

Impaired Mastication

Improper eruption of the wisdom tooth may cause issues with chewing food and you might have sensitivity issues as well. Your jaw will feel stiff and you will feel intense discomfort while opening or closing your jaw.

Sinus Congestion

When the wisdom teeth of the upper jaw are problematic, there might be extreme pressure on your sinuses. This can result in sinus pain, headaches, pressure, and heaviness.

Tongue Abrasion

The improperly grown wisdom teeth points may rub repeatedly against the soft tongue and cause rash and discomfort.

Cavities and Bad Breath

Due to teeth sensitivity and pain, you may avoid brushing the back of your mouth, thus,  leading to plaque accumulation and bad breath.

Cysts or Pus-Filled Blisters

The formation of painful cysts can cause harm to the surrounding tissue and nerves as well.

Depending on the severity of the problem, you might experience one or all of these symptoms of wisdom teeth problems.

For more information on the dental issues associated with wisdom teeth, contact Julita S Patil DDS Inc. by calling (925) 689-2585 or visiting the office at 2991 Treat Blvd Suite A, Concord, CA 94518.

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