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3 Signs You Need Wisdom Teeth Removal October 26, 2016

Anchorage, Anchorage County
3 Signs You Need Wisdom Teeth Removal, Anchorage, Alaska

Imagine 32 teeth trying to fit themselves inside a mouth that's only meant to hold 28. That's one of the reasons why so many people experience discomfort with their wisdom teeth. There are a handful of clear signs that you need wisdom teeth removal, and Oral Surgery Associates of Alaska is the best source for this procedure in the Anchorage area. 

Some patients’ wisdom teeth align properly, and the gum tissue surrounding them remains healthy. Signs to the contrary, however, should not be ignored. A few signs that you need wisdom teeth removal include:  

  • wisdom teeth removalPain Behind Your Molars: If you notice any pain at the back of your mouth, it may only worsen as wisdom teeth press on nerves and crowd the rest of your teeth. This is a clear sign that your wisdom teeth are coming in sideways or are misaligned in another way that causes an increasing amount of pain. 
  • Redness & Tenderness In The Area: Even if you don't feel any immediate pain, be on the lookout for any redness or tenderness in the area around or behind the molars. This can be an early sign of infection, which can ultimately affect your overall health. 
  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Misaligned wisdom teeth can cause problems of their own. Pressure from the eruption may cause other teeth to move out of alignment, paving the way for more serious dental issues down the line. 

Dealing with impacted or painful wisdom teeth is an unpleasant experience, but the oral surgeons at Oral Surgery Associates of Alaska make the wisdom teeth removal process as smooth as possible. Visit them online for information on their services, and call them at (907) 561-1430 to schedule an appointment.

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