Learning About Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Do you have an impacted wisdom tooth? Often impacted wisdom teeth do not always show symptoms, and you will need to visit your dentist regularly to get a professional dental assessment of your oral cavity.

Wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to erupt into your mouth. Most often, people have four wisdom teeth at the back of their mouth (two on the bottom and two on the top). The wisdom teeth normally erupt around the age of 17 and 25.

In some cases, people don’t have enough room to emerge or develop their third molar, and this is what we call as impacted wisdom teeth, which can cause pain and other dental problems. At first, you may not notice any immediate problems caused by impacted teeth, but because impacted wisdom teeth cause crowding, cleaning may be difficult that could lead to decay, infection, teeth damaged and even gum disease.

Wisdom teeth don’t necessarily show symptoms, but when if they become infected and surrounding teeth are affected, symptoms can occur. You may experience jaw pain, bad breath or halitosis, difficulty opening your mouth, bleeding gums, swollen and red gums, unpleasant taste in your oral cavity and swelling jaw and face.

A regular dental visit can prevent impacted wisdom teeth. Consult with our dental experts to learn more about impacted wisdom teeth and wisdom teeth extraction. You can contact us at The Dental Room in Calgary.

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