Wisdom teeth

Are your wisdom teeth causing problems?

Usually wisdom teeth cause some discomfort as they erupt or push through. Although unpleasant, it is usually self- limiting and varies from one –three days of dull ache.  Anti-inflammatories, gentle cleaning and hot salty mouthwashes three times a day.

Occasionally there may be puffiness, difficulty in swallowing, swelling in your mouth or outside on your face.

In these instances you should attend your dentist immediately as these cases need professional care, whether it is antibiotics, anti-inflammatories or plans for removal.

It is common to see wisdom tooth problems from 16-22 years of age.

It is more common when your stressed or run down, ill or suffering from some medical and dental conditions.

It is always best to consult with a dental professional who can give you good advice. Contact us today to arrange an appointment.

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