Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to grow in your mouth. When they come in behind your molars, they often come in crooked or misaligned. If there is not enough room for the wisdom teeth, they can cause major disruption throughout the mouth, causing pain, bite misalignment, and overcrowding. This often causes pain at the back of your mouth, behind the molars.
As your wisdom teeth start to protrude through the gums, check to see if there is any redness, inflammation or tenderness to touch. Also, if you feel any pain while chewing, you should be on alert for potential problems. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should see your dentist – don’t wait too long. Wisdom teeth can raise havoc in your mouth!
Most dentists suggest that wisdom teeth be removed before pain becomes too severe or the teeth become too disruptive. A visit to your dentist can go a long ways. A dental x-ray will convey the true status of your wisdom teeth. Your dentist will be able to tell if your wisdom teeth are coming in properly or will interfere with other teeth, be impacted, or be problematic in the future.