Find out about impacted wisdom teeth, impacted wisdom teeth extraction and infection, and more with Smile Perfection in Chermside and Aspley, Brisbane.Wisdom teeth are the third molars at the end of the jaws that emerge when we are generally between the age of 17 and 25. Most people have 4 wisdom teeth – 2 at the ends of the bottom jaw and 2 at the ends of the top jaw.
What are impacted wisdom teeth?Impacted wisdom teeth are wisdom teeth that don’t have enough room to emerge or develop. Not all impacted wisdom teeth cause pain or discomfort for patients, but in some cases an impacted wisdom tooth can be the culprit behind a number of other oral health problems.
What are the symptoms of an impacted wisdom tooth?If the impacted wisdom tooth causes the gums to become infected, the other adjacent teeth become damaged, or the impacted wisdom tooth causes other dental problems, one or more of the following signs and symptoms may be present:
- Swollen gums
- Pain along the jaw
- Red, tender or bleeding gums
- Pain or difficulty when opening the mouth
- Swelling around the jaw
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Bad breath