Rockwall Oral Surgery

Signs You Have an Impacted Tooth

Feel any discomfort in your mouth? Often an impacted tooth will make itself known. When the new tooth tries to break through the gums and has no space in the mouth, it causes toothaches, jaw pain, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Often, wisdom teeth are impacted teeth as they develop in an individual’s late teens early twenties, where the teeth have already taken up the space they need in the mouth. To check if a patient has an impacted tooth, a dentist or oral surgeon will use x-rays to identify it.

What If I Have An Impacted Tooth?

In some cases, an impacted tooth can harm the teeth around it and cause an infection. Once the tooth begins to emerge out of the gums, an array of symptoms may occur if it is not taken care of quickly. These symptoms can include:

  • Halitosis
  • Swelling
  • Mild to severe infection

If one believes that they may have an impacted tooth, we recommend that they reach their general dentist or contact an oral surgeon as soon as possible to find the best course of action before other oral issues can arise.

Common Signs and Symptoms

Although people with impacted teeth often can’t see the cause of their pain, many tell-tale symptoms that individuals commonly experience with an impacted tooth. Impacted Wisdom teeth can often cause other dental issues in the mouth as it can be tough to reach and clean those areas properly. Here are some of the most common symptoms that you have an impacted tooth:

  • Swollen gums
  • Bad taste
  • Bleeding gums
  • Sore gums
  • Jaw pain

Impacted Tooth No More

Dr. Pollock at Rockwall Oral Surgery is more than happy to help patients with impacted teeth. Jaw pain no more! Our team of professionals takes the utmost care of patients and ensures that each receives solutions to any oral health issues they are currently facing. To book an appointment with Dr. Pollock, please give our office a call at (469) 264-8921 or via email at info@dentalimplantsurgery.com. We look forward to consulting your needs and helping to maintain a beautiful and healthy smile.