What are the signs of impacted wisdom teeth?
Usually, an impacted wisdom tooth does not show any symptoms. However, when it becomes infected, causes damages to other teeth, you may experience the following symptoms:-
- Red and swollen gums
- Swelling around the jaw
- Bad breath
- Difficulty opening your mouth
If you experience any of these symptoms, visit the dentist as early as possible because your wisdom teeth may be impacted and infected.
What are the consequences of delaying wisdom teeth removal Sydney Procedure?
If not extracted, impacted wisdom teeth can do significant damages to your oral health. It can cause several dental problems, including
Damage to other teeth
When a wisdom tooth pushes the nearby teeth in an attempt to erupt, it can damage the second molar and increase the risk of infection in that particular area. The pressure created by wisdom teeth while attempting to erupt can result in crowding of the other teeth and may require orthodontic work to straighten the teeth or it may undo the years of orthodontic work.
When a wisdom tooth has partially erupted, it increases the risk of developing tooth decay, also called dental carries than other teeth. It is because partially erupted wisdom teeth are harder to clean and food particles can be easily trapped between the gum and wisdom teeth.
As the impacted teeth are harder to clean, it increases the risk of developing gum disease. It is a painful, inflammatory condition that leads to tooth loss if left untreated. Gums around the wisdom teeth can bleed, become reddish and swollen. This infection can also affect other healthy teeth.
Although it rarely occurs, impacted wisdom teeth lead to the formation of cyst as well. The cyst can damage the jawbone, teeth, and nerves.
This is what happens if you delay the wisdom tooth removal Sydney procedure. You can’t keep an impaction from occurring, but can monitor the growth and take necessary action to prevent oral issues caused by impacted wisdom teeth.