Through your frequent dental check-ups and hygiene appointments, your dentist will observe and monitor the growth of your wisdom teeth, usually through x-rays. If there is enough room and no pain, your dentist will recommend you keep your wisdom teeth untouched. If there is considerable pain, it may mean your wisdom teeth are in fact affected beneath the gums. AN x-ray will determine the extent of the impact of your wisdom teeth development. Sometimes, a small cut into the gums is all that’s needed to help the wisdom teeth come through.
Occasionally a tooth may partly appear through the gum and may cause pain and swelling. This is referred to as pericoronitis and can be fixed by using a correct brushing technique, a mouthwash or antibiotic if there area signs of infection. If infection is frequent it may be advised that the tooth is removed.