Which Symptoms Show You Have Impacted Wisdom Teeth?
Posted on 11/8/2021 by Shiv Sharma, DDS
The last teeth that erupt make up the wisdom teeth. Usually, an adult has four of them in their mouth. Two are on the upper jaw and two are on the bottom jaw. However, a formation of third molars tries to occur at the back of your mouth. Your mouth lacks the room to ensure these teeth develop normally. These teeth make up the impacted wisdom teeth.
Having impacted teeth is very painful because the tooth tries to force itself on the space that is not there. Furthermore, it damages other teeth leading to other dental issues such as gum ailments and bacteria formation. However, for some people, their impacted wisdom teeth may not result in immediate dental issues.
Because the impacted wisdom teeth are difficult to clean, they become more susceptible to gum diseases and tooth decay compared to other teeth in your mouth. You should remove any impacted wisdom teeth to reduce the pain and infection in your mouth. Also, if you do not have any pain, you should remove them to prevent any future dental problems.
Symptoms You Have Impacted Wisdom Teeth
You may not always feel anything when you have impacted teeth. Nonetheless, when infection arises from the impacted wisdom teeth or it damages other teeth in the mouth. The signs and symptoms begin to show up. The first symptom is having red and swollen gums in your mouth due to the pressure the impacted wisdom teeth put when they erupt. Also, your gums become tender and start bleeding.
You may also experience swelling around your jaw making it difficult for you to easily open your mouth. Due to the infection caused by the impacted wisdom teeth, you will start having bad breath and feeling an unpleasant taste in your mouth.
The complications likely to arise from having impacted wisdom teeth include damage to other teeth, cysts formation, gum disease, and tooth decay. Visit our offices today to learn more about impacted wisdom teeth and other dental health issues!
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