What are impacted wisdom teeth and what are the warning signs?
In dentistry, a tooth is described as impacted when it is prevented from erupting into the mouth fully. Most often, a tooth becomes impacted when its pathway of eruption is blocked by another tooth, or by a part of the jaw bone, or sometimes even by abnormal growths in the jaws such as cysts or tumors.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are commonly impacted and seen growing sideways or in abnormal directions, unable to fully erupt into the mouth. Warning signs of impacted wisdom teeth include mild to severe pain at the back of the mouth, bad breath, redness and swelling of the gums at the back of the mouth, infection, an ...