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Signs and Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

December 17, 2018

 

Concerned about your wisdom teeth? Let us help! Wisdom teeth are the third molars that usually emerge between the ages of 17 to 25 years old. They grow at the back of your mouth and are the last teeth to appear. Impacted wisdom teeth occur when there isn’t enough room for them to grow in, or they come through at an angle and push the adjacent teeth.

As impacted wisdom teeth grow, they can cause misalignment, overcrowding and other serious dental problems. Most often they don’t show signs and symptoms. However, when impacted wisdom teeth become infected or swollen, they can cause the following signs and symptoms:

● Jaw pain
● Bad breath
● Headache
● Bleeding gums
● Swollen gums
● Unpleasant taste when eating
● Swollen neck lymph nodes
● Stiffness of the jaw

If you experience any of these signs and symptoms, you should visit your dentist as soon as possible. Regular dental checkups and x-rays can help determine if wisdom teeth are impacted before any symptoms occur.

To learn more about impacted wisdom teeth, contact our dental office in Toronto.

-Dr. Jay Rabinovich

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