Wisdom teeth are generally the last teeth to erupt in your mouth. Most wisdom teeth will erupt between the ages of 17 to 24. In some individuals they may not cause any issues; however, if there is insufficient room for the wisdom tooth to erupt they can become impacted, leading to issues of inflammation, pain or infection.
Symptoms of An Impacted Wisdom Tooth
In most cases symptoms with impacted wisdom teeth arise when the gum on the top of the wisdom tooth becomes inflamed and subsequently infected. This is often the result because of the difficultly being unable to effectively clean the area.
- Bleeding Gums
- Bad Breath
- Jaw ache
Should you experience any of these impacted wisdom teeth symptoms, visit Skygate Dental. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a great deal of pain, and can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.
Wisdom Teeth Classifications:
- According to Pell & Gregory's classification there are several degrees of impacted wisdom teeth, based on the relationship between the impacted lower wisdom tooth to the ramus of the mandible (jaw) and the second molar.
- Soft tissue impaction occurs when the wisdom tooth has erupted past the bone, but below the gum tissue.
- A partially erupted wisdom tooth is when a portion is above the gums, and the other remains submerged in the jawbone.
- A completely impacted wisdom teeth is when the tooth is still covered by bone and soft tissue.
Indication for Removal Of a Wisdom Tooth:
- Gum Infection (Pericoronitis)
- Dental Tooth Decay
- Gum Disease
- Eruption under denture
- Associated pathology
- Facial pain
At your annual dental appointments impacted teeth or signs of trouble can be detected early before symptoms arise. Your Skygate Dental Dentist will recommend the best course of action in relation to their position.
If you wish for more information please do not hesitate to contact Skygate Dental today on (07) 3114 1199 or 0406 579 197.