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Symptoms of Unhealthy Wisdom Teeth


Posted on 1/15/2020 by Pacific Oral and Facial Surgery Center
Symptoms of Unhealthy Wisdom TeethWhile your wisdom teeth are coming in, it can be a worrisome time. Knowing the signs of unhealthy wisdom teeth can ease your concerns. When a wisdom tooth is unhealthy the main issue that comes up is an impacted wisdom tooth.

What Is an Impacted Wisdom Tooth?

When you already have two sets of molars in the rear of your mouth, it can be a tight squeeze for four more teeth to fill in correctly. An impacted wisdom tooth is when it is growing in and it runs out of space to fit healthily. When you have an impacted wisdom tooth, it starts to hurt. Some people try to tough through the pain not realizing that when a tooth is impacted, it can also cause damage to other teeth.

Sometimes the pain is so minimal that people allow them to grow in. When a tooth is too tight or at an odd angle, it will be very difficult to floss or brush enough to get clean. This makes them very vulnerable for cavities and decay.

Signs of a Problem
It's important to remember the wisdom teeth won't always show a problem right off the bat. When it does start causing pain from an infection, damaging your surrounding teeth, or causing issues in other teeth. There are some things to look for or notice indicating a problem. If you see red or swollen parts of your gums in the area.

When you brush the gum back there are tender or frequently start to bleed. They are the first signs of problems. Sometimes, you can experience pain deep in your jaw or it swells. There can be other times you notice bad breath, weird or unpleasant funky tastes in your mouth coming from the gums. They are signs of infection and bacteria tightly down inside the gums.

Come in and see our staff if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. It is also a good idea to have a professional look at the process while they are erupting. This can avoid unnecessary pain and problems down the road.
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