Pain from an impacted wisdom tooth (or teeth) is one of the most common causes of pain, and often the culprit of jaw pain or a toothache. In this article, we are going to discuss 4 symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth, and what you need to do if you are currently experiencing any of these signs or symptoms.
If you are experiencing any of the following signs, and if you live in or around the Alpharetta, GA area then it is important that you contact our dental office and set up an appointment as soon as possible.
Impacted wisdom teeth can become infected, and even damage the rest of your teeth in the process.
1. Pain and Tenderness in the Back of the Mouth
If you are experiencing tenderness or a painful sensation in the back of your mouth that causes you to cringe in pain, then you may have an impacted wisdom tooth. The pain may radiate to other areas, but may also be concentrated specifically behind the last molar.
2. Difficulty Chewing Food
Patients with impacted wisdom teeth typically have trouble chewing food or drinking cold drinks. If you are consistently experiencing pain when you eat, and struggle to eat the foods that you love, then it may be time to see a dentist to find out if your wisdom teeth are impacted.
3. Swelling around the Jaw
Is your jaw sensitive to the touch? When you look in the mirror, do you see noticeable swelling on one side of your face in the jaw region? If so, then you may be suffering from an impacted wisdom tooth, and need an extraction.
4. Tender, Red or Bleeding Gums
One of the most common complaints of individuals who are suffering from impacted wisdom teeth is tender gums.
Oftentimes those who are suffering from an impacted wisdom tooth will notice their gums toward the back molar will look angry, extremely red, and may even bleed from time to time.
Don't Wait to Seek Treatment! Call us Today
If you are experiencing any of the above signs, then you owe it to yourself to schedule an appointment with Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Alpharetta. You don't have to live in pain. We can help!
The most common treatment for an impacted wisdom tooth is extraction, which is typically followed by a swift recovery. Don't wait to seek treatment, as your problem will only worsen over time. For more information or to schedule your appointment, call us today!