Impacted Wisdom Teeth: What You Need to Know

Lack of space for your wisdom teeth means that they can become stuck or ‘impacted’ in the gum.

Key takeaways:

– Pain, bleeding, bad breath or swelling in the area can indicated infection or impaction.

– Impacted wisdom teeth can push other teeth out of line.

– Infections are more common with impacted wisdom teeth as they can be difficult to clean.

Your dentist can X-ray your emerging wisdom teeth and assess if there is enough room for them, or whether extraction is advisable.

It’s imperative that you see a dentist for your impacted wisdom tooth.