Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

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It can be tempting to put off removing your wisdom teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause major daily disruptions, and we often receive questions about the warning signs or symptoms that those bothersome teeth need to come out.

The top three signs of impacted teeth are:

1. Pain

2. Swollen or tender gums

3. Swollen or tender jaw

 

Impacted wisdom teeth can also cause earaches, headaches (especially at the TMJ, the joint connecting the jaw and skull), bad breath, swollen glands, or an unpleasant taste in your mouth. Many people don’t know that wisdom teeth can be fully impacted without ever having their crown emerge.

Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to infection, crowding in the mouth, development of cysts, and damage to the adjacent teeth if they are not treated immediately.

Call us today if you are having any of these issues!

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