The term impacted refers to teeth that cannot develop into their proper position and therefore become stuck below the surface of the gums. Impaction occurs for a variety of reasons — sometimes bone or a growth may be blocking the tooth’s path. In the case of wisdom teeth, they typically become impacted because they are too large for the mouth to accommodate them. Impacted wisdom teeth tend to result in more serious problems, including infection, dental crowding, root damage, cysts, and tumors. For these reasons, it’s important to have impacted wisdom teeth removed as soon as possible.
Dr. Daniel has been removing impacted wisdom teeth for many years, and he can ensure you have a positive experience in our Rohnert Park, CA, office. During your consultation, he will discuss the level of impaction and determine the best course of treatment for your needs.
Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
When wisdom teeth begin their development, it is not always easy to detect their present. Even when the molars become impacted, they do not always present noticeable symptoms. Attending regular checkups with your dentist ensures that your wisdom teeth do not go unnoticed; dentists are trained to detect signs of impacted wisdom teeth before the symptoms become too problematic. The most common symptoms associated with impacted wisdom teeth include
- Pain or discomfort in the back of your mouth near your molars, especially when eating
- Swelling of the gums around your back molars
- Bad breath or a poor taste in your mouth that won’t go away
- Difficulty and discomfort associated with opening and moving the jaw
It’s important to visit your dentist or an oral surgeon if you notice any of these symptoms.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth Treatment in Rohnert Park, CA
If you notice any symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth or your dentist recommends you for wisdom teeth removal, visit the practice of Dr. Christopher Daniel in Rohnert Park, CA. Dr. Daniel will examine your mouth and develop a personalized treatment plan. Call our office to schedule a consultation. We look forward to treating you.