What Causes Wisdom Teeth Pressure?
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When a tooth gets ready to erupt, it can cause moderate discomfort and swelling in the gums above it. That’s why teething is such a troublesome time for babies and their parents. It isn’t any different when someone in their teens or early 20s experiences wisdom teeth pressure.
Each tooth has what’s called an “eruption cyst” around it as it’s growing and getting ready to rupture through the gums. This cyst is natural, but it can cause some swelling and soreness where the tooth is about to come through.
However, wisdom teeth are known for causing other types of pressure; specifically, that of pushing into adjacent teeth.
Problems Caused by Wisdom Teeth Pressure
As your wisdom teeth are coming in, the developing roots force the tooth upwards. Unfortunately, some wisdom teeth come in at an angle or are impacted against the teeth next to them. The further along their development, the more pressure wisdom teeth put on the rest of your smile.
This pressure can ultimately cause your overall bite to become misaligned. If you previously wore braces, the last thing you want is crooked teeth. But wisdom teeth can also press so hard that they jeopardize the health of the tooth next to it.
Post Surgery Pressure
Is there such a thing as post surgery wisdom teeth pressure? If you’re experiencing swelling, it could feel like there’s still something pressing in that area.
To alleviate inflammation, take all medication as prescribed and alternate a cold compress on and off the side of your face every 20 minutes. If symptoms don’t improve, contact our Lafayette, CO office.
Schedule Your Wisdom Tooth Evaluation Today
If you suspect that your wisdom teeth are pressing against neighboring teeth, it’s time to have them examined. Book a consultation with our Lafayette oral surgeon today to get the answers you need.
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