Are My Wisdom Teeth Impacted?

Pain,Caused,By,Wisdom,Teeth, ,3d,Illustration Have you recently developed jaw pain or a strange taste in your mouth? Do your gums appear swollen and feel tender? If so, you might have impacted wisdom teeth.

What Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth adults develop in the back of their mouths. If they become impacted, that means they are not able to emerge or develop properly.

Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

When wisdom teeth become impacted, they can cause a variety of symptoms.

These symptoms include:

  • Difficulty opening the mouth.
  • Persistent jaw pain.
  • Bad breath.
  • Red, swollen, or bleeding gums.
  • The jaw starts to swell.

The reason why these symptoms can occur is usually because of the abnormal formation of impacted wisdom teeth. In addition, impacted wisdom teeth can be difficult to clean, which means bacteria will grow more than usual. If left untreated, they can cause serious health complications, such as tooth decay, the formation of cysts, infections, and periodontal disease.

How Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth Treated?

The only way to effectively treat impacted wisdom teeth is to surgically remove them. However, this is only if they are causing the issues we talked about earlier. It is possible for people to have wisdom teeth, but not have any symptoms whatsoever. But that does not mean problems will not arise in the future; you must take preventative measures to keep your teeth clean and healthy.

Schedule an Appointment at The Oral and Facial Surgery Institute in Houston, TX

Impacted wisdom teeth can put your health at risk if they are not treated. If you are suffering from impacted wisdom teeth, contact us at 281-491-4545 to schedule an appointment at the Oral and Facial Surgery Institute today.

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