Throughout your lifetime, your teeth will cause you different kinds of problems. Most of the time, these dental issues come with varying levels of pain. For many people, nothing can cause more discomfort and agony than having an impacted tooth.
An impacted tooth is a tooth that does not come out fully because it is blocked as it is pushing through the gum into your mouth. In most cases, only the wisdom teeth can become impacted. This is because one’s wisdom teeth generally come out during the late teen years or early 20s when the jawbone has fully grown to its adult size.
Because of this, the jaw is often too small to accommodate the new wisdom tooth comfortably and its eruption will cause you pain and discomfort, and this can lead to more serious issues that may eventually require an extraction.
Impacted Wisdom Tooth Extraction
The best way to know whether you need to have an impacted wisdom tooth removed or not is to consult your dentist for a professional evaluation and assessment. However, the symptoms below usually indicate a need for immediate extraction:
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