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Wisdom Teeth West Palm Beach | Impacted Wisdom Teeth and You
Wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth to come into the mouth when you’re older, around 17 to 21. When wisdom teeth come through correctly, it can help you chew. When the wisdom teeth erupt, it is normal to feel a little discomfort. But if you have pain and it’s becoming severe, see a dentist immediately as wisdom teeth West Palm Beach can lead to serious problems.
What are Impacted Wisdom Teeth West Palm Beach?
Impacted wisdom teeth are when the third molars (wisdom tooth) are prevented from erupting into the mouth. This means that they are trapped in your jaw or under your gums. Problems such as cavities or peritonitis can develop due to unerupted wisdom teeth. Poor alignment of wisdom teeth can cause crowding or damage adjacent teeth, nerves, or the jawbone.
Symptoms of an Impacted Wisdom Tooth
When an impacted tooth becomes infected, it can cause several dental problems. You may experience the following signs and symptoms of an impacted tooth:
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Pain and swelling around the jaw
- Red or swollen gums
- Difficulty opening your mouth
- An unpleasant taste in your mouth
- Bad breath
If the wisdom teeth hurt and cannot be extracted right away, antibiotics may be prescribed to help keep an infection from spreading for a very short while. Wisdom teeth may need to be removed when it’s causing several problems in the mouth such as:
- Damage to other teeth
- Tooth Decay
- Gum Disease
Having Issues with Your Wisdom Teeth?
If there is swelling, difficulty swallowing or breathing, infection, fever, or intense pain, you need to have your wisdom teeth West Palm Beach removed as soon as possible. Schedule an appointment immediately with us at Ferber Dental Group to prevent the occurrence of further complications.