Just mention the term and most Belmont teens and young adults will cringe: “wisdom teeth.” Whether you’ve had them removed or yours haven’t come in yet, it seems that everyone knows that getting your wisdom teeth is painful and that they often require wisdom teeth extractions. But did you know that, depending on your mouth and the placement of your wisdom teeth, they can be impacted, meaning they are blocked from erupting by other teeth? How do you know if you need wisdom teeth extractions if they are impacted and aren’t event erupting? Here are five signs to help guide you.
- Your Breath Smells Bad, and You Can’t Do Anything About It
If you’re a Belmont resident in your teen or early adult years and you have unexplained bad breath that you just can’t get rid of, no matter what you try, it could be a sign of impacted wisdom teeth. This occurs when impacted wisdom teeth leave small cuts in your gums, allowing bacteria and food debris to get stuck and stink your mouth up! If you haven’t had wisdom teeth extractions yet, but you’ve got unexplained bad breath, visit our doctors today for a checkup to see if it’s time to get your impacted wisdom teeth removed.
- Your Jaw Is Swollen, and You Can’t Figure Out Why
Nobody wants to have chipmunk face, much less a lopsided one. But that’s exactly what could happen to some Belmont residents with impacted wisdom teeth that haven’t yet been removed. If your jaw is swollen and you haven’t experienced any injury to the area, it could be a sign that you need wisdom teeth extractions for your impacted wisdom teeth. Contact our doctors to schedule a checkup to have some x-rays taken, stat!
- Your Gums Are Bleeding, Swollen and Tender for No Apparent Reason
Do our Belmont doctors always give you a gold star for sticking to an excellent teeth cleaning regimen, but you still have gums in the back of your mouth that are bleeding, swollen and tender? If you know you take proper care of your teeth but you’re still experiencing these symptoms, it could be a sign that your wisdom teeth are impacted. A visit with our doctors can diagnose this issue and let you know if you need wisdom teeth extractions.
- The Back of Your Mouth Hurts Really Bad
Probably the symptom you’d most expect from impacted wisdom teeth is pain. And we’re not going to lie; they can hurt. If you have pain in the back of your mouth and your wisdom teeth haven’t yet been extracted, they’re likely impacted. Call our doctors so they can diagnose and treat the issue soon.
- You’re Getting Bad Headaches Out of the Blue
If you normally don’t get headaches, but now all of the sudden you’re getting them, and you’re in your teen or early adult years, it could be a sign of impacted wisdom teeth. Don’t keep taking aspirin to dull the pain when there’s a better solution. Get a checkup from our doctors to see if impacted wisdom teeth are the cause of your problem so that we can get you on our schedule for wisdom teeth extractions.
Call Us Today To Schedule an Appointment
If you’re a Belmont teen or young adult experiencing any or a combination of these symptoms, don’t continue to suffer. A quick appointment and some x-rays by our doctors can diagnose impacted wisdom teeth in a snap.
Call us today to schedule an appointment at (617) 489-1470.