Gentle Dental of Thorndale
3307 East Lincoln Highway, Thorndale, PA 19372

Is It Time for Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Wisdom Teeth

Your wisdom teeth don’t appear until your late teens or early twenties, but when they do, they can cause all kinds of trouble. Located in the back corners of your mouth, wisdom teeth, or third molars, may grow in sideways and crowd your other teeth. Many people have impacted wisdom teeth, which means they are trapped inside the jaw and can’t erupt. When impaction occurs, wisdom teeth pain, infection, and swelling are common.

Wisdom Teeth
 Symptoms


Impacted wisdom teeth remain fully or partially trapped beneath gum tissue. They are unable to erupt normally due to their position in the jaw. In many cases, there are no symptoms present, but the following may occur and should be reported to your dentist:

  • Irritation of your tongue, gums or mouth due to a wisdom tooth erupting at an awkward angle
  • Infected, swollen gum tissue covering impacted wisdom teeth
  • Pain and stiffness in the jaw
  • Evidence of tooth crowding
  • Tooth decay, gingivitis or periodontitis

Treatment for Wisdom Teeth Pain

If you have wisdom teeth pain or other symptoms, schedule an appointment with your dentist right away. Here are a few tips for dealing with wisdom teeth pain and swelling until you can get medical attention.

  • Apply ice to the outside of your cheek for approximately 20 minutes. Remove it for 20 minutes, and repeat the process as needed. Don’t use heat.
  • Rinse your mouth with warm, salty water every two hours.
  • For face and jaw pain, use an over-the-counter pain reliever. Never place an aspirin directly onto your gums; this can damage the tissues and cause even more pain.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal may be the best option, depending on your age and your oral health. Some oral surgeons recommend wisdom teeth removal before patients reach the age of 20 even if no symptoms are present. Removing them later in life presents a higher risk of complications like infection and nerve damage. Your family dentistry expert can determine if having your impacted wisdom teeth removed is appropriate.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Thorndale, call Gentle Dental of Thorndale today at (610) 590-1798 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Thorndale. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Thorndale, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Thorndale.

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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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