Wisdom teeth symptoms: How to know when they are coming out

There are some signs and symptoms that indicate that wisdom teeth are coming out. When wisdom teeth are erupting you may want to go to the dentist to get them removed, this prevents future problems. 

Wisdom teeth or third molars are the last teeth to come out in someone’s life between the age of 17 and 21, hence their name. Most people have four of them, but some people have fewer or no wisdom teeth at all.

Sometimes, they can get impacted and create problems. That is why we are going to be talking about the most common symptoms and signs for erupting and impacted wisdom teeth.

Pressure and pain in the back of the jaw

Most patients that come to the dental office with wisdom teeth symptoms complain about sharp pain and pressure in the back of the jaw. 

If this is the case, you need to visit your dentist to get X-rays to see if the pain is being caused by the eruption of the third molars. You can visit us at Somos Dental; at Somos Dental we offer a free first appointment and free X-rays for your first visit, so you get to know if these new molars are what are causing the symptoms.

Irritated gums

Patients can expect to get irritated gums since erupting wisdom teeth need to go through them to come out completely. Also, there may be irritation in the gums due to the accumulation of bacteria in the area, which can even cause an infection.

Migraines and headaches

Erupting or impacted wisdom teeth can cause migraines or headaches in patients. This is not a well-known symptom, but some people have suffered from migraines and headaches. If you have been suffering from headaches or migraines and you have not removed your third molars, you will need to visit your dentist to make sure that these are not the causes of your problems.


Since erupted and impacted wisdom teeth are prone to infections, a fever may develop as a response to fight bacteria from this infection. Therefore, if you have jaw or gum pain with fever you must visit your dentist as soon as possible to rule out an ongoing infection.


How to know if I need to remove my wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth will always need to be removed. Even when they do not show symptoms at first, they do not have enough space in the jaw to come out, which can cause crowding or infection on other teeth. It is also better if they are removed before the 21st birthday since the procedure is easier before this age.

Where to remove wisdom teeth in the Phoenix Metro area?

If you are looking for a place to remove your wisdom teeth in the Phoenix Metro area you can come to Somos Dental. 

At Somos Dental we have experience dealing with wisdom teeth removal. You can call us at our number 623-404-9216, or you can also fill our online form that includes a free first appointment and free X-rays! You can visit us at any of our six locations in Downtown Phoenix, Mesa, Camelback, Laveen, Desert Sky Mall, and Avondale.

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