Do You Have an Impacted Wisdom Tooth?

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Our skilled dentists, Dr. Danny Dinh and Dr. Peter Cha offer wisdom teeth removal for our patients in Frederick, Maryland. Your wisdom teeth, which are the last four teeth to erupt out of the 32 adult teeth, often have trouble coming in normally because there isn’t enough room for them.

If you have a wisdom tooth that is not able to come through, it may be impacted. Sometimes you will know if a tooth is impacted, and sometimes you won’t because it isn’t showing symptoms. Some symptoms that indicate an impacted tooth might be:

  • Gums that are bleeding and swollen
  • Bad breath
  • An unpleasant taste in the mouth when you eat
  • Swelling in the jaw or jaw ache
  • Headache

If you do find yourself experiencing any of these symptoms, have your dentist take a look and determine treatment. Wisdom teeth which are impacted and are untreated can result in tooth decay, gum disease, or problems with your other teeth. Dental X-rays during routine dental cleanings and checkups can also spot signs of an impacted wisdom tooth that isn’t showing symptoms yet.

To remove a tooth that is stuck in the bone, our dentist will make an incision into your gums to remove the tooth (or teeth) in pieces. This minimizes the amount of bone material that is removed.

If you would like more information, or to schedule a visit with one of our dentists at Family Smile Center LLC, please give us a call at 301.663.9484 today. We are here to help you have a healthy smile!