Impacted wisdom teeth don’t always cause symptoms – often, you may not know it’s a problem until the tooth causes an infection, damages other teeth, or begins to cause other dental problems. Wisdom teeth usually emerge between ages 17 and 25 – and in some people, they grow in without any problems. However, in many cases, the mouth does not have enough room for the wisdom teeth to develop normally, and they become impacted.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from an impacted wisdom tooth:
– Red, swollen, tender or bleeding gums
– Jaw pain
– Swelling around the jaw
– Bad breath
– An unpleasant taste in your mouth
– Difficulty opening your mouth
– Pain in the area behind you last molars
If left untreated, impacted wisdom teeth can increase your risk of infection, gum disease, and tooth decay. In rare cases, they can cause damage to the jawbone, teeth, and nerves. So if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it’s important that you schedule a checkup as soon as possible. Call us today!