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In addition to pain in the mouth, there are some signs of wisdom teeth needing removal that you can look out for. If you notice any of the following signs and symptoms, or if the patches behind your molars are achy or swelling, please get in contact with us so we can pencil you in for a visit to see your doctor as soon as possible.

One of the biggest indicators that a wisdom tooth needs to be extracted is the growth of pericoronitis, a disease where gum tissue crowns the erupting wisdom tooth, causing infection and tenderness when debris become wedged. If you have pericoronitis, our dentist may need to extricate the gum tissue next to the tooth or the tooth itself. Another signal that a wisdom tooth needs to be removed is bad tastes, funny odors or constant pus in the areas surrounding the tooth. Earaches, ear infections and sinus infections are further symptoms that a wisdom tooth may need to be pulled.

Please dial 760-284-3060 now to set up your Glenn Dental checkup with Dr. Glenn Ong-Veloso. We’re passionate about providing you awesome service and helping you feel great about your chompers. We can’t wait to help you! If you have any questions, feel free to call us right away at our location in Apple Valley and California City, California.