Impacted Wisdom Teeth Symptoms
The Most Common Symptoms
Impacted wisdom teeth are those wisdom teeth that do not have enough room to grow and come through. An impacted wisdom tooth can quite easily become infected and is one of the main reasons dentists opt for wisdom tooth extraction when this occurs.
Obviously, you will only see impacted wisdom teeth symptoms when your impacted wisdom teeth actually become infected.
The name gives it all away, but for those that don’t know, wisdom teeth appear last when it comes to your teeth and usually come through in your late teens or early 20s. Although this can differ from person to person and some may emerge a lot later in life.
With wisdom teeth coming through last it leaves the odds quite high that you will experience impacted wisdom teeth which can then lead to the infection and impacted wisdom teeth symptoms.
Once infected, impacted wisdom teeth can come with the following symptoms:
- Swollen Gums Surrounding The Teeth
- Bleeding Gums
- Pain And Aching Jaw
- Bad Breath
- And Sometimes A Foul Taste Within The Mouth
These are only the most common impacted wisdom teeth symptoms and you may or may not experience these.
When your wisdom teeth come through, they can be very painful in some cases. After all, they are coming up and breaking through your gums. So, if pain is the only symptom you currently have, it may be best to monitor them for a short while before darting to your dentists, as it may just be wisdom teeth growing pains!
If you do feel like you are suffering from some, or all of the above symptoms, it is wise seeking help from your dentist.
In a lot of cases nowadays, wisdom teeth are being extracted to avoid damage, infection and decay to the surrounding teeth. When suffering from these impacted wisdom teeth symptoms, then extraction may be the best solution.
Your teeth are very important and to allow infection to grow within the mouth, like already mentioned above, can harm other healthy teeth within the mouth. So, if you feel you are suffering from impacted wisdom teeth symptoms, make an appointment with your dental surgeon and get them seen too.