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Impacted Wisdom Teeth Symptoms

Impacted wisdom teeth symptoms can vary from patient to patient. Sometimes wisdom teeth issues are very apparent, whereas for others they can go unnoticed for months or years. If you think that there is a problem with your wisdom teeth, no matter how big or small, then it is advisable that you seek dental advice as soon as possible.

What is an impacted wisdom tooth?

An impacted wisdom tooth forms when the pearly white is not erupting as it should. When a wisdom tooth grows at an unnatural angle, such as diagonally, backward, horizontal etc. it can then make it harder for the patient to clean the area. Because pockets of gum tissue can form around the impacted tooth it can cause bacteria to gather. If this happens infection can set in.

Impacted wisdom teeth symptomsImpacted Wisdom Teeth Symptoms

Although symptoms can vary, here are some common ones to look out for:

  • Pain, soreness, or tenderness in the gums and/or jaw bone area, especially when eating.
  • Bad breath or an unpleasant taste in the mouth.
  • Problems opening and closing the mouth.
  • Potential for swollen lymph nodes in the neck and under the chin.
  • Headaches that are constant or last longer than they normally would.

 

If you think that you have an issue with your wisdom tooth or any other dental emergency then you can use our convenient walk in service, or call us on 0203 750 5302. In addition to this, we offer complete general dental care to help keep your teeth and gums in tip top condition. Furthermore, we have a range of beautiful cosmetic dentistry enhancements available to reinvent smiles and fight the signs of ageing. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm. You can book an appointment by calling us on 0203 750 5302 or emailing us or booking an appointment online.

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