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Besides pain and swelling in the oral cavity, there are some signs of wisdom teeth in need of removal that you can monitor. If you notice any of the following signs and symptoms, or if the spaces behind your molars are hurting or swelling, please reach out to us so that we can schedule you a visit to see our doctor right away.

One of the biggest indicators that a wisdom tooth needs to be extricated is the advance of pericoronitis, a disease where tissue encapsulates the partially erupting wisdom tooth, instigating infection and tenderness when debris become stuck. If you have pericoronitis, our dentist may need to extract the gum tissue near the tooth or the tooth itself. Another indicator that a wisdom tooth needs to be pulled is funny tastes, funny odors or pus in the areas next to the tooth. Earaches, ear infections and sinus infections are further symptoms that a wisdom tooth may need to be removed.

Please ring 619-460-0700 to set up your Summit Dental of La Mesa checkup with Dr. Richard Evans. We’re committed to giving you awesome service and helping you feel great about your teeth. We can’t wait to help you! If you have any questions, feel free to call us right away at our office here in La Mesa, California.