It’s no secret that wisdom teeth can cause discomfort and crowding in your mouth. And if they are impacted, which is a frequent problem many patients experience, they can cause a whole host of additional problems.
If you suspect your wisdom teeth are making their grand arrival, or you’ve started experiencing any of the following symptoms, give us a call at Fort Worth Oral Surgery so one of our doctors can examine your wisdom teeth and determine if and when you should have them removed.
- Discomfort Or Soreness
For most men and women, this is the most obvious symptom of impacted wisdom teeth. Because impacted wisdom teeth are unable to emerge normally, they can push against your gums and the other teeth already in place in your mouth. This “pushing” can lead to a lot of discomfort and soreness for patients in the jaw area and back of the mouth.
If you’ve been experiencing discomfort in this area, it’s likely that your wisdom teeth are impacted. Call us to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors so you can be diagnosed and treated quickly.
- Bad Breath You Can’t Explain
When wisdom teeth are impacted, it can lead to bad breath that men and women can’t seem to get rid of – even if they brush, floss, and rinse with mouthwash on a daily basis. Impacted wisdom teeth tend to leave tiny cuts in your gums, which allows food debris to get stuck. This is what causes bad breath that doesn’t respond to normal dental hygiene, and there’s nothing you can do at home to fix it. So, make plans to visit one of our doctors so they can help.
- Swelling In Your Jaw
If you’ve been noticing that your face seems to be swollen near your jaw, you might have impacted wisdom teeth. As long as you haven’t had an injury to your face to explain the swelling, call our office to make an appointment for an evaluation to determine if your impacted wisdom teeth are to blame.
- Bleeding, Swollen and Tender Gums at The Wisdom Teeth Site
For residents who have practiced proper oral hygiene every day of their lives, the sudden appearance of bleeding, swollen, and tender can be quite shocking. If you’ve never experienced this type of symptom before, it could be the result of impacted wisdom teeth. Let one of our doctors examine your mouth to determine if you need to have your wisdom teeth removed.
- Sudden, Painful Headaches
Sudden and painful headaches are another common symptom of impacted wisdom teeth. Because they are unable to properly emerge from the gum line, they put pressure on the jawbone and nearby teeth, which leads to headaches. If you have no other medical reason for your newly acquired headaches, call our doctors to schedule an appointment to have your wisdom teeth examined.
Call Us Today For A Consultation At Fort Worth Oral Surgery
Your health and safety are our top priorities, and we’ve worked hard to provide excellent care to each patient for over 40 years. Our team will work with you every step of the way to ensure your entire experience is a positive one.
If you’ve been suffering from any of the symptoms we mentioned above, call our office today to schedule an appointment. You can reach us at (817) 731-2789 or fill out the contact form.