Wisdom teeth are something most people have to deal with at some point.
Impacted wisdom teeth are wisdom teeth which do not fully come through in the mouth. When the wisdom teeth do not have enough room to grow they may come out sideways or at a wrong angle and put pressure onto the jaw, the tooth in front or even get infected.
Wisdom teeth usually lie very close to a major nerve in the mouth and the roots of the other teeth. They should be extracted and treated by a dental specialist.
The typical signs of infection around wisdom teeth are:
- Red or swollen gums
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Swelling around the jaw
- Bad breath
- An unpleasant taste in your mouth
Once wisdom teeth are infected the only option for treatment is surgical tooth extraction. This procedure is best carried out by a specialist to avoid damage to the adjacent tooth and the major nerves in the mouth.
Danson Park Dental Practice is the recognised Oral Surgery Centre in Bexleyheath, which provides specialist oral surgery procedures and happy to accept referrals from colleagues. If you think you may have problems with bad breath, tension headache or bleeding gums that may be due to an impacted wisdom tooth why don’t you call us and make an appointment to see our specialist oral surgeon.
Oral Surgery Bexleyheath
If you need a specialist oral surgeon appointment, please don’t hesitate about contacting us. You can book online via our contact form for a dentist appointment in Bexleyheath or call us on 020 8303 3726.