The term impacted teeth refers to teeth that cannot grow into their proper position and get trapped beneath the gums. Impaction commonly occurs during wisdom teeth development because the average mouth lacks enough space to accommodate the third molars’ growth. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a host of oral health issues, including infection, root damage to nearby teeth, and the growth of cysts and tumors.
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Drs. Phillips and Ray have years of experience extracting impacted wisdom teeth and can ensure you have a positive experience at our office in Dallas, TX. We encourage you to visit our office for a consultation to learn more about the best treatment for your needs.
Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Impacted teeth do not always present noticeable symptoms, which makes them hard for the average patient to detect. In many cases, patients will visit the dentist for a regular checkup or with minimal discomfort and their dentist identifies the problem. Dentists’ training allows them to pinpoint the symptoms of impacted teeth before they become too problematic. Common symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth include the following:
- Swelling of the gums around the back of your mouth
- Pain or discomfort around your back molars, especially when chewing or swallowing
- Persistent bad breath or a poor taste in your mouth
- Difficulty opening and moving the jaw, accompanied by discomfort
Wisdom Teeth Removals in Dallas, TX
If you’re experiencing pain in the back of your mouth, or if your dentist advises you to visit an oral surgeon for impacted teeth, visit Park Cities Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates. Our doctors can examine your condition at your consultation appointment and develop a detailed treatment plan to remove your impacted teeth. Call our office to speak with a member of staff; we are happy to answer your questions and help schedule your appointment.