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The Impact of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Way back in your mouth lie your third molars, also known as wisdom teeth. There is nothing smart about these guys, except the pain they can produce. Not all will struggle with wisdom teeth. Lucky them. For the rest of us we will need to make a decision about what to do with our wisdom teeth.

First what are the symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth?
Sometimes symptoms are not always present, you may not know you have impacted wisdom teeth. Normal checkups will help your dentists make a recommendation about when to remove them or if you even need to remove them. Look for these symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Swelling around your jaw
  • Red or bleeding gums
  • Many headaches or pain near the jaw joint
  • Bad taste in your mouth

For some the instant growth of wisdom teeth causes crowing in the mouth. This is just one cause of impacted wisdom teeth. Abnormal teeth development can follow not to mention the pain during the process you may feel. Some complications are damage to adjacent teeth, gun disease and tooth decay and development of cysts.

When should you consult your dentist?

If you visit your dentist regularly he or she will consult you about your wisdom teeth. This is the best outcome to strive for. However if you do feel pain or swelling please consult us immediately.

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