When your wisdom teeth start to emerge it can be painful, but it may be even worse if your wisdom teeth become impacted. The impacted teeth are trying to break through, but are unable to do so because there is no sufficient room in the jaw. Some feel no signs of the trapped wisdom teeth, but they can still wake up to a painful and swollen face one day. The signs that your impacted wisdom teeth are in need for an examination are:
- Jaw Pain: Pain in the back of your jaw is a common indicator of impacted wisdom teeth. The pain often concentrates in your gums, but it can be felt as an uncomfortable feeling when you swallow as well.
- Changes in the Mouth: red gums, swelling in the jaw, bleeding gums, and bad breath can all be indicators that you have an impacted wisdom tooth.
- Headaches: If you suddenly start having headaches, especially with some of the other signs mentioned above, they may be due to impacted wisdom teeth.
- Chewing Issues: If your mouth won’t quite open and close as easily as it used to and you are having trouble making the chewing motions, impacted wisdom teeth may be the culprit.
If you are suffering from one of these signs, there is a need to have an x-ray that will show their position. If there is a need to have them removed it is best to have it done immediately. This is not a problem that will resolve naturally, and left untreated can lead to other symptoms and damage to adjacent teeth. Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Daniel Kaufman or call today Tooronga Family Dentistry, phone number 98227006, for advice about your wisdom teeth. We will be happy to examine and explain how your wisdom teeth are positioned and help you determine what is the best solution for you.