For many people, impacted wisdom teeth can be one of the most painful dental problems they will ever face. Unfortunately, many suffer in silence for a long time before they schedule an appointment to visit their dentist. Some believe that the pain they have in their jaws will vanish over time but, even if it does, the pain and inflammation will always return if you have impacted wisdom teeth.
Knowing the signs and symptoms is key to knowing when it is time to get treatment for impacted wisdom teeth. Here are the key points you need to look for before scheduling an advanced dental appointment.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth Symptoms:
- Pain or difficulty opening your mouth
- Pain at the back of your jaw, behind you last exposed molar
- Puss from your swollen gum
- Ear ache
- Ulcers and pain on the back of the gum/inside of cheek
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Swollen glands
If you have one or more of these problems and they persist for more than a couple of days, it’s time to schedule and appointment with your dentist for a checkup. The dentist will be able to assess whether you have impacted wisdom teeth and will also be able to help you decide on the next course of action to relieve your symptoms.
If you have been diagnosed with impacted wisdom teeth, give us a call. We can help provide wisdom tooth extraction for patients in and around the East Melbourne area.