Did you know that most people have their wisdom teeth removed? Frequently, dentists recommend having wisdom teeth removed because they can lead to a number of issues, such as becoming impacted. However, please note that wisdom teeth aren’t the only teeth that can become impacted and that any impacted tooth could cause a number of problems.
An impacted tooth is a tooth that can’t fully emerge from your gums, typically because it doesn’t have enough room. Your wisdom teeth, also known as your third molars, are the most likely to become impacted. An impacted tooth can lead to other problems and can disturb the position of your other teeth. However, an impacted tooth can be completely painless, so you may not realize you have an issue.
If you have an impacted tooth, your gums could also swell or become infected. This may be painful and could cause infections in your other teeth. An impacted tooth could also lead to infections in your jaw and ear as well. You may be able to recognize an impacted tooth if you have a constant bad taste in your mouth, bad breath, or pain when you bite or chew.
Typically, our team can address this issue simply by removing the tooth. If you’re interested in learning more about impacted teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact Complete Dental Care at 740-264-6811. Dr. Robert Doyle and our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon!