Impacted wisdom teeth

Impacted wisdom teeth occur when the wisdom tooth only partially emerges from the gum. This allows bacteria to enter around the tooth causing infection and tooth decay. Wisdom teeth can also emerge misaligned. This can result in damage to the adjacent teeth, jawbones or nerves and crowding of the teeth.

How do I know if I need a wisdom tooth extracted

Below are some common symptoms associated with unhealthy wisdom teeth:

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  • Discomfort around the tooth
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Swelling around the jaw bone
  • Bad breath
  • Frequent headaches
  • Formation of cysts around the tooth