In this blog post, we'll take an in-depth look at wisdom teeth: from the causes of eruption to diagnosis and prevention & treatment strategies. 

So if you want to learn more about these strange but essential teeth, keep reading!

When Do Wisdom Teeth Growing In?

Knowing when wisdom teeth come in, maybe a difficult and perplexing process. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are your mouth's final set of permanent teeth to emerge. 

Most people have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner of their mouth, but some people have more or fewer.

If you're wondering why understanding these specific teeth is so crucial, it's because they may create several difficulties if they don't grow properly.

  • When wisdom teeth come in, it usually happens between the ages of 17 and 25, however, some people may not show symptoms until much later in life. 
  • Pain induced by pressure from existing teeth or jaw tissue on the growing wisdom tooth is the most typical symptom.
  • Swelling and soreness around the gums and jaw bone, trouble opening your mouth wide enough for routine activities like eating or brushing your teeth, foul breath, facial swelling, infection at the site of eruption, and discomfort when chewing food are all symptoms.
  • If these symptoms persist for an extended period or worsen over time then you should consult with your dentist about potential treatment options. 
  • Depending on individual factors like age and severity of symptoms, treatment could involve anything from simple lifestyle modifications to surgical removal of all four wisdom teeth. 

Your dentist will advise you on which option is best suited for your specific situation so that you can make an informed decision about how to proceed with care for your wisdom teeth. 

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Symptoms When Wisdom Teeth Come In

When wisdom teeth come in, it can be a painful time for many people. 

  • Common symptoms associated with the eruption of wisdom teeth include pain and swelling in the gums, cheek, and jaw area. Depending on the individual, this pain may range from mild to severe. 
  • It is important to note that wisdom teeth often do not have enough room to erupt properly, which can lead to further discomfort or even infection. 
  • In addition, some individuals may experience headaches or difficulty opening their mouths due to soreness in the jaw muscles. 
  • As wisdom teeth continue to erupt through the gum line, other symptoms may be present including bad breath caused by food particles trapped around the tooth; bleeding or tender gums; and unusual facial swelling near the site of eruption. 
  • If impacted wisdom teeth are present, they can cause overcrowding of existing teeth as well as misalignment of your bite. 
  • If any marked increase in gum sensitivity is experienced during this period you must seek medical advice immediately as this could indicate an underlying issue such as pericoronitis (gum inflammation) or cysts forming around the impacted tooth/teeth roots. 

During this period it is important to practice good oral hygiene habits such as brushing twice daily and flossing regularly to prevent any further infection or damage from occurring while your wisdom teeth are coming in.  

Additionally if prescribed by a doctor ibuprofen or another over-the-counter pain reliever may be taken for relief from symptoms associated with erupting wisdom teeth. 

If symptoms become increasingly worse over time however it would be best advised that you consult with a dentist who can properly assess any potential issues and provide treatment options accordingly.

Diagnosing Wisdom Tooth Problems

Diagnosis should be performed by a qualified dentist as soon as symptoms appear to prevent further complications such as gum disease or cyst formation. 

The diagnosis process begins with a thorough examination of the patient’s mouth and surrounding area, including X-rays to assess any potential issues caused by an impacted wisdom tooth

Depending on the results of this initial assessment, further tests may be required such as a CT scan or three-dimensional imaging to gain an accurate view of how much room is available for each wisdom tooth and what impact it may have on other teeth. 

After the evaluation of all relevant test results and images, a treatment plan will be put into place based on clinical findings and individual needs. 

Common treatments for wisdom tooth problems range from surgical extraction if there is insufficient space for them to emerge naturally.

Root canal treatment if there is an infection present in an otherwise healthy tooth, antibiotics if there is an infection that has spread beyond its source site, or removal via orthodontic appliances such as braces if the affected teeth are impacted but not causing significant discomfort. 

In some cases where active symptoms are absent despite overcrowding and impaction being present, no treatment may be necessary at all aside from ongoing monitoring by dental professionals.


In conclusion, understanding wisdom teeth is important for properly diagnosing and treating any related issues. 

With the right preventive measures and treatment strategies in place, it is possible to maintain a healthy mouth, even when dealing with potential problems caused by impacted wisdom teeth. 

By being aware of the signs and symptoms associated with wisdom tooth eruption as well as the causes of eruption, individuals can take steps to protect their dental health before any serious complications arise.

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