If your wisdom teeth are impacted, that means that they are fully or partially trapped beneath the gums. Wisdom teeth are the most likely teeth to become impacted because most human jaws are too small to accommodate these four extra molars. When wisdom teeth grow in sideways or become impacted, they can cause discomfort and damage to nearby teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth are also the ideal environment for bacteria and germs to hide, which can lead to infections and other oral health complications.
To protect your oral health and your overall health, Dr. Bale at Lakeside Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery will give you a complete evaluation and will remove your wisdom teeth at our practice in Russellville, AR.
Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Even if your wisdom teeth are impacted and causing potential oral health issues, they may not cause any noticeable symptoms. However, if your impacted wisdom teeth begin to shift or become infected, you may notice some of the following symptoms:
- Swelling of the gums behind or near your back molars
- Pain when opening the mouth
- Pain or sensitivity around the back molars, especially while eating
- Persistent bad breath or an unpleasant taste in the mouth
It is essential to have regular dental exams so that your wisdom teeth can be monitored before they start to emerge or cause health problems.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth in Russellville, AR
We encourage you to contact our practice in Russellville, AR, when you or your child has been recommended for wisdom teeth removal. You’re in excellent hands at Lakeside Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery — Dr. Bale is an expert oral surgeon and highly experienced in wisdom teeth removal. A member of our staff will be happy schedule an initial consultation for you to see Dr. Bale to discuss your options for treatment. We look forward to providing the very best care for you and your loved ones.