Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last of our teeth to break through the gums, but not everybody has to deal with them. Located the farthest back in the mouth, wisdom teeth usually come in by the late teens or early twenties. If there is enough room in the mouth, wisdom teeth often come in undetected, however, not everyone is so lucky. For many, the eruption of wisdom teeth causes crowing, which can lead to abnormal development and impacted wisdom teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can sometimes develop into problems such as: damage to adjacent teeth, gum disease, and cysts.

If you believe that you might have impacted wisdom teeth, you may be showing the following symptoms:

  • Pain and tenderness close to the gums or back of the mouth
  • Unpleasant breath
  • Swelling around the jaw
  • Trouble or pain associated with chewing
  • Redness near where the tooth surfaces
  • Headaches
  • Swollen or bleeding gums

If your wisdom teeth are indeed impacted, you will probably be recommended to an oral surgeon. If you’re currently suffering from any of the above symptoms, it’s recommended to schedule an appointment with Park Slope Dentistry in Brooklyn, New York to help pin point the source of your oral discomfort. At Park Slope Dentistry, we take pride in keeping your mouth happy.