wisdomtoothangleredYou might find yourself feeling frantic when you experience the twinges or soreness that can occur when you need wisdom teeth removal. Thanks to the location of these teeth, you might find yourself wondering whether it’s the area directly surrounding the teeth that is causing you a problem or if, perhaps, the issue with your teeth is affecting your jaws or jaw joints. First, let us offer you the short answer: These unnecessary molars are not going to harm your jaws. As for the details you’re hoping to understand, let’s make our way through them with a quiz.

Quiz Questions: True or False

  1. True or False: If your jaws hurt and you still have wisdom teeth, two things are possible. You happen to also have TMJ disorder. Or, you are confusing the discomfort with jaw pain.
  2. True or False: It’s important to remember that you do not need your third molars and that it’s not going to hurt your jawbone to remove them.
  3. True or False: If you think something is the matter, even if you are not sure what it is, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us.

Quiz Answers

  1. True. The two are not connected. However, it is easy to become confused when discomfort is happening within such a small area.
  2. True. Unlike the loss of your other teeth, which can lead to jawbone deterioration, the loss of your third molars will not cause damage or long-term side effects.
  3. True. When you experience discomfort, you should come in for a visit. This will allow us to find out whether you need wisdom teeth removal, if you are experiencing jaw strain or TMD, and whether you require any particular treatments.