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What You Need to Know About Impacted Wisdom Teeth


If your third molars are unable to erupt into your mouth, you have impacted wisdom teeth. This is caused by a barrier, such as other teeth, or if your tooth is sitting at an angle.

You’ll ideally want to get these removed as a younger adult to prevent serious complications, or even to prevent problems when your actual wisdom teeth surgery takes place. (Your wisdom teeth will erupt between the ages of 18 to 25).

Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth Include:

  • Pain / toothache
  • Headache
  • Jaw pain
  • Pain in the side of your face
  • Swelling in your mouth
  • Swollen lymph nodes in your neck
  • Difficulty opening your jaw
  • Bad breath
  • Unpleasant taste when you are eating

Do I Need to Remove My Impacted Teeth if They Don’t Hurt?

It is definitely a good idea to get them removed, even if there are no signs of symptoms. They could still cause you issues down the road, such as tooth damage, abscesses, and decay. Your dentist or oral surgeon will be able to discuss your situation with you, as everyone is different.

To book a consultation with Dr. K. Bahi for impacted wisdom teeth extraction in Surrey,  please call us at New England Oral & Cosmetic Facial Surgery today: 604-507-0514.

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