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5 Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are something most of us have to deal with at some point. You may already be experiencing symptoms and trying to figure out the problem. Fresh Dental is here to talk about what leads to impacted wisdom teeth and how we can help you.

Impacted wisdom teeth do not always show symptoms, which means you could have impacted teeth and not even know it. If symptoms do appear, it is usually the result of the gum on top of the tooth becoming infected or swollen. Symptoms may include pain, swollen and bleeding gums, swelling around the jaw, bad breath, headache or jaw ache, and an unpleasant taste when eating. Some people experience stiffness of the jaw or swollen lymph nodes in the neck.

Sign #1: Throbbing pain in the back of the mouth
Sign #2: Swollen, tender and bleeding gums
Sign #3: Swelling around the jaw
Sign #4: Swollen glands in the shoulder and neck
Sign #5: Headaches

Impacted wisdom teeth that are left untreated can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. You may also risk damaging your other teeth, such as infection and overcrowding of teeth. In rare cases, impacted wisdom teeth can cause cysts and tumors.

If you feel that you may be experiencing some of these symptoms, or for more information, do not hesitate to contact Fresh Dental to assess which measures are best for your oral care needs.