dental care


Question by  mvonelm (48)

What are the symptoms of wisdom tooth growth?

I think my teenage son is getting his wisdom teeth.


Answer by  Jess54 (95)

It's different for everyone, but sometimes there's pain which can be localized at the area where the third molar will erupt or it goes to the whole jaw. There can be swelling of the gum, and if the swelling is moderate, you can sometimes bite that area while chewing and there may be bleeding due to this swelling.


Answer by  mandown (416)

It can be difficult to detect wisdom tooth growth. One of the biggest symptoms I had was random, tinges of pain in my lower molar. It would not be associated with eating cold or hot foods, or even a cavity, it turned out to be my wisdom tooth growing into my tooth and causing pain.


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

There will be moderate to sever pain in back of jaw, behind the teeth. There could also be gum inflammation and tenderness. Consult your dentist as early as possible.


Answer by  joanneclancy (41)

Inflammation and pain of the gum surrounding the tooth in question. Pain while chewing. Pain that wakes you up at night. Pain that is lessened by over-the-counter pain relievers.


Answer by  learningandgrowing (24)

Wisdom tooth growth results in soreness in the back of the mouth behind the other teeth. The only way to know for sure is to go to the dentist.


Answer by  Tealparadise (245)

Pain in the teeth, from their shifting to allow the new one in, is often a symptom. Also, he may be able to tell you if he can feel the bumps. The age for getting one's wisdom teeth varies a lot, but I wouldn't expect it until 15 at the earliest. In fact, I am 20 and just finishing mine!


Answer by  pagan23 (1342)

His gums will be really sore and he will start complaining about it. He may even start teething again. Put some Orajel on his gums until surgery.

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