Jaw Pain and Stiffness:
When there’s an impacted wisdom tooth, you will notice that your jaw feels stiff and it hurts while munching on foods that are hard to chew. The impacted wisdom tooth can create pressure on your jaw, thus leading to pains.
Impacted wisdom teeth also create wounds, which can lead to infections. This is the reason behind pains and swelling.
Gum Disease or Infection:
Impacted wisdom teeth can pierce through the surface and will lead to the development of what is called as deep pockets in the gums. Food particles will accumulate here, which will then be hard to remove with normal brushing. This slowly rots and causes infections. This might also push away your gums from the teeth, leading to periodontal gum disease. This can also be seen even amongst those who take up good oral hygiene measures as well.
Movement of Other Teeth and Pains
Most impacted wisdom teeth can grow sidewards and move towards its neighbouring teeth. This leads to over-crowding and also makes the rest of your teeth to shift. So, the pain is not just limited to wisdom teeth but can be in the neighbouring teeth and jaw as well. Any such kind of pain can be sign that indicate your wisdom tooth have to be removed at the earliest.
Crowded teeth is not just about pains and the damage it causes to aesthetics, but it can also be a cause for tooth decay as well. When your teeth get crowded, it gets harder for us to clean the teeth properly and as a result, dirt and food particles will remain accumulated. When your tooth is straight, it gets easy to reach every side of your teeth and there’ll even be a space between your teeth for effective flossing. However, if it gets too close, flossing becomes nearly impossible.
Cysts might also show up around your impacted wisdom teeth. Cysts refer to fluid-filled sacs which are most likely caused due to the pressure exerted by impacted wisdom teeth in order to erupt through the gums. Cysts when developed can cause intense damage to the surrounding teeth, therefore they will have to be surgically removed. The best means to prevent formation of cysts is to remove wisdom teeth at the earliest.
Wisdom teeth that are impacted are sure to cause any of the above mentioned problems, even if it doesn’t cause any pain. If you encounter any of these issues, consult with a surgeon experienced in wisdom teeth removal in Sydney.