Attend to Impacted Wisdom Teeth Before Complications Arise
Attend to your impacted wisdom teeth before the pain becomes unbearable or infection sets in. Neglect may not only increase your suffering, but it can also cause issues with adjacent teeth and lead to serious dental problems. Make an appointment with your dentist to discuss your treatment options at the first sign of trouble.
What Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the last to arrive (the third molars usually develop between the ages of 15 and 21) and some individuals may not have enough room in their mouths for them to grow properly. As a result, they may grow crooked (and into adjacent teeth) or only be able to break through the gum partially. When this happens, we refer to them as impacted wisdom teeth.
7 Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
- Red or swollen gums
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Pain in your jaw
- Swelling around the jaw
- Bad breath
- An unpleasant taste in your mouth
- Difficulty opening your mouth
It is not necessary that your impacted wisdom teeth will show any or all of the above symptoms. Yet, keeping them clean can be a challenge because they are so far behind in your mouth. When they are likely to cause complications with your oral health and hygiene, your dentist might recommend removal.
- Cysts: Some wisdom teeth may form cysts which can damage the jawbone, nerves and adjacent teeth. In such situations, immediate removal is required.
- Damage to adjacent teeth: When wisdom teeth push into adjacent teeth, there is a risk of infection and damage. Crowding and improper alignment of surrounding teeth also requires orthodontic teeth straightening treatments.
At Waterloo Smiles, our patients enjoy individual attention and high quality dental care. Whether it is impacted wisdom teeth removal or routine dental exams, our friendly team of professionals are committed to delivering the best patient experience. Using the latest technology, effective treatments and dedicated staff have resulted in happy, healthy and satisfied patients.
Call 519-888-6063 or click here to schedule an appointment for your child with our experienced Waterloo dentist.