Here are a few symptoms that indicate your wisdom tooth has been infected.
- Pain at the back of our mouth
- Swelling around the jaw
- Red, tender, and bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- An unpleasant taste in your mouth
If you experience any of these symptoms, visit your dentist to prevent the infection from spreading. In some cases, the wisdom teeth may never break through and this condition is called impaction. An impacted wisdom tooth may get trapped under the gum or breakthrough partially and wisdom teeth removal Sydney is the only option.
What causes impacted wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth can be impacted as they don’t have enough space to develop normally like your other surrounding teeth. Some people have wisdom teeth that erupt in the right position without causing any troubles and line up with the other teeth behind the second molars. But, in most of the cases, the mouth is too crowded for the wisdom teeth to emerge normally. So, when they try to erupt, they either push the other teeth in or get trapped under the gum or may partially erupt. Whether partially or fully impacted, the wisdom tooth may grow at an angle:
- Toward the second molar
- Toward the back of the mouth
- Right angle to the other teeth
- Grow straight up or down but stay trapped in the gum
What are the problems caused by impacted wisdom teeth?
When the wisdom teeth push against the next tooth, it may damage the nearby tooth or increase the risk of infection in that area. The pressure created by the wisdom teeth can cause crowding of the surrounding teeth and requires orthodontic treatment to straighten the misalignment teeth.
A partially impacted wisdom tooth is at a higher risk of dental caries than other teeth. Decay is caused as wisdom teeth become harder to clean.
Partially erupted wisdom teeth lead to infection and painful inflammation around the gum tissue. This condition is called pericoronitis. As they form a flap around the partially erupted wisdom teeth, the food particles can be trapped.
In order to avoid these dental complications, it is advisable to extract your wisdom teeth Sydney as early as possible. The Wisdom teeth removal price in Sydney is affordable, and you cannot avoid wisdom teeth but, regular dental visits enable the dentist to monitor the growth and recommend wisdom teeth removal when necessary.