Signs You’re Suffering from Impacted Wisdom Teeth

impacted wisdom teethAre your wisdom teeth causing your severe pain

If so, you might be suffering from impacted wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are painful when they start to make an appearance, which is why eighty-five percent of people have to have their wisdom teeth extracted during their lifetime.

Keep reading to learn more about what causes impacted teeth, how to tell if you have them and how to get them treated and get your life back to normal.

What Causes Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth to make an appearance, and they’re in the back of your mouth behind your molars. You usually have four wisdom teeth, two on the bottom and two on the top.

Some people have larger jaws and can let their wisdom teeth grow in without a problem. But most of us aren’t that lucky.

Because they’re typically the last teeth to come in, there often isn’t enough room for our wisdom teeth, and the tooth becomes impacted. An impacted tooth will grow towards the other teeth, and may or may not come to the surface. This tooth might cause a lot of pain and disrupt the alignment of your other teeth.

Impacted teeth should be removed. Because there isn’t enough room for them in your mouth, you can have serious problems later if you don’t see a doctor.

Signs Your Teeth Are Impacted

Wisdom teeth are a pain, literally. When your wisdom teeth start to come in and become impacted, you’ll likely notice a variety of different symptoms.

If you’re not sure what to look for, here are seven common signs that your wisdom teeth are impacted:

  1. Severe jaw pain
  2. Jaw swelling
  3. Swollen and red gums
  4. Gums that are bleeding or tender to the touch
  5. Bad breath
  6. Trouble or pain when you open your mouth
  7. Bad taste in your mouth

These are common signs of impacted wisdom teeth but could be a sign of a variety of dental health problems. When you start to experience any of these symptoms, make sure you call your doctor right away.

Impacted teeth that are left untreated can eventually get infected and cause more serious dental problems for you in the future.

What To Do If You’re In Pain

When you’re impacted wisdom teeth start to cause severe pain, it’s time to see your dentist or oral surgeon. The best treatment is having the problem teeth removed by a doctor. If you think your teeth are impacted, call your doctor immediately.

If you can’t see a doctor right away, there are some at-home remedies you can try to temporarily relieve some pain, such as over-the-counter pain medication like Advil or Tylenol. Again, these are temporary fixes, and the only real way to get rid of the pain is to have the teeth removed.

Make An Appointment Today

You don’t have to live in pain. If you’re suffering from impacted wisdom teeth, contact Banker Dental to get an appointment today. We’ll help through the process, so you can get back to living a healthy, pain-free life.

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