Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Before we move on to the symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth, it is necessary to go through its overview. These are the third molars that grow at the back of your mouth. Since they don’t have enough space to shoot from that place, they start developing abnormally. Wisdom teeth are the final teeth to grow in a human body. There are four wisdom teeth normally that most of the people experience – two on the top of your mouth and the last two at the bottom. These late comers create a lot of nuisance within your mouth. Either you suffer from a lot of pain (sometimes fever) or your neighboring tooth must have been damaged or there are other dental problems faced by you.

Let’s take a look at the symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth:

  1. Swollen Red Gums

Once you enter adulthood, your jawbone becomes hard and hence when wisdom teeth shoot, there is a swelling in the gums.

  1. Poor Breath

Impacted wisdom teeth create some space in the middle of two healthy teeth. The food gets settled in this space thereby causing bad breath. Another reason to bad breath is the swelling in the gums or bleeding gums.

  1. Intermittent Pain in the Jaw

When a wisdom tooth shoots from the hard jawbone, pain is experienced by the whole inner jaw line. Impacted wisdom tooth also damages the other neighboring teeth creating jaw pain.

  1. Gum Bleeding

Wisdom teeth shoot after a certain age from the very hard and matured jawbone. This becomes too unpleasant for the gums to tolerate due to which there is gum bleeding and tenderness noticed.

  1. Unpleasant Mouth Taste

An unpleasant taste in the mouth is only due to gum bleeding or the food getting stuck in the middle of the space between the normal teeth and wisdom tooth.