Removal of Impacted Teeth, Tampa FL
Impacted wisdom teeth are third molars located at the back of the mouth that often do not have enough room to emerge or develop normally. Wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth to erupt into the mouth. Most patients have two teeth on the top and two teeth on the bottom.
Impacted wisdom teeth can result in pain, damage to other teeth and other dental problems. In some cases, impacted wisdom teeth may cause no apparent or immediate problems. But because they are hard to keep clean, they may be more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease.
Impacted wisdom teeth that cause pain or other dental complications are usually removed. Some dentists recommend removing them to prevent future problems.
Impacted wisdom teeth do not always cause symptoms. However, when an impacted wisdom tooth becomes infected, damages other teeth or causes other dental problems, some of these signs or symptoms may occur:
-red or swollen gums
-Tender of bleeding gums
-jaw pain and swelling around the jaw
-unpleasant taste in the mouth
-difficulty opening your mouth.
Dr. Johnson will be able to evaluate the wisdom teeth and determine the right treatment for each patient.