5 Impacted Wisdom Teeth Symptoms

By Chris Nickel

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to grow and usually grow at the age of 20 or 25, which is why they are considered wiser. A normal adult will grow four wisdom teeth, two on bottom and two on top. An impacted wisdom tooth is a tooth that has not fully grown out of the gum. Impacted teeth can cause a lot of pain and other complications if not caught in the early stages and treated properly. If you have not gotten your wisdom teeth yet, are in the age range of 20-25, and feel any of the following 5 impacted wisdom teeth symptoms, it would do you well to see a dentist and receive proper medical attention.

Symptom one is pain. If you are experiencing pain in the back of your jaw, your wisdom teeth may not be growing properly either because there is not enough room in your jaw for them, or they are growing toward the opening of your mouth, which can cause your back molars to hurt.

Symptom two is red gums and swelling around the teeth. When your teeth are impacted, your gums will swell mainly because of infection. Swelling around the infected area is common and will cause pain and redness in the gums. If this continues it may also cause damage to other the other molars.

You may occasionally also have swelling of the lymph nodes, which are effected by impacted teeth. Sometimes your wisdom tooth doesn’t have any other problems it has not grown enough to cut through the gum line and then cause this swelling of the lymph nodes.

Another common symptom of the improper growth of your teeth is an unpleasant taste in your mouth when you bite down on something near the effected area.

Symptom number five: you may experience headaches. Swollen gums or other tooth problems can common cause headaches, but headaches are rarely the only symptom of impacted wisdom teeth.

If you experience these symptoms you may want to schedule an appointment with your doctor or dentist immediately. The sooner you catch the symptoms and get medical attention, the sooner you can solve the problem. If you allow the symptoms to continue you may inadvertently cause further severe, and sometimes irreparable damage to your gum tissue or other teeth. Keeping regular appointments with your doctor or dentist can help you to avoid many troubles of impacted teeth.

If you are suffering from impacted wisdom teeth then you should check out these impacted wisdom teeth symptoms.

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