If you have begun feeling pain in the back of your mouth, it could be your wisdom teeth breaking through your gums. In many people, the appearance of wisdom teeth creates difficulties, such as Pericoronitis, that require them to be removed. At the office of Dr. Andres de Cardenas, we can safely and easily remove your wisdom teeth!
Wisdom teeth typically come in between the ages of 17 to 25 but can cause complications right when they appear. Pericoronitis is one of the complications that can arise. It happens when wisdom teeth only partially break through your gums, which in turn opens the door for bacteria and infection that can spread beyond the mouth if it is severe enough.
There are several different ways your wisdom teeth can come in, which may cause them to have to be removed. If they are unable to break through the gums, come in at an odd angle, or if your mouth has no room for an extra set of molars, it can cause pain and discomfort.
If your wisdom teeth do break through the gums but not all the way it can lead to Pericoronitis, which is an infection of the gums. Symptoms of Pericoronitis include accumulation of fluid in the gums, swelling, leaking of pus, and difficulty opening the mouth. Depending on the severity of the infection, a dentist may prescribe painkiller medications or remove your wisdom teeth entirely.
Wisdom Tooth Infection
Our doctors utilize x-ray technology to see the alignment of your wisdom teeth and determine if they will need to be removed in the case of not having enough space in your mouth for them.
Any type of procedure at the dentist’s office can seem scary. However, our doctors remain committed to making sure you feel comfortable and cared for throughout your appointment. If you have any questions or concerns during your appointment, they will be happy to answer them for you.
In our office, we believe that the most important person is the one in front of us. We will walk you through all of your options with you so that you can feel confident and comfortable with your treatment. All of your worries about the dentist will disappear once you visit our office!
Dr. Andres de Cardenas has been providing South Florida with the highest quality dentistry for over 15 years. As a graduate in the top 20% of his class at the University of Florida, Dr. de Cardenas is an expert in implants, reconstruction, prosthetics, and cosmetics; so rest assured that any dental care you need, you are in the right hands.
At the office Dr. de Cardenas, we can diagnose and treat Pericoronitis. If you have been feeling pain in the back of your mouth, our doctors can use x-ray technology to determine the root cause.
If you have had negative experiences with dentists in the past, our office is unlike any other you have visited. Our top priority is always the patient, and we are dedicated to making sure you feel that way during every appointment. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask!
Feel relief from your dental pain today by calling us at 305-251-3334 or click here to schedule an appointment online!