Symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth include:
- Bad breath
- Red gums
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Jaw stiffness
- Unpleasant taste in mouth
- Difficulty opening the mouth
If left untreated these symptoms can develop into worse problems such as:
- Damage to adjacent teeth
- Infection of the tooth socket
- General illness
How are impacted wisdom teeth removed?
During surgery the oral surgeon will make an incision into the gums and remove the tooth or teeth in sections, minimizing the amount of bone being removed. Usually dissolvable stitches are used to put the gum back into place. The stitches normally dissolve in two weeks.
If you live in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, area and would like to schedule a screening for impacted wisdom teeth, please contact Family SmileCare Center to set up an appointment.