Impacted Wisdom Teeth – Oral Surgery and Removal

The common signs of impacted wisdom tooth

Impacted wisdom teeth can be painful and disruptive. Though the pain of impacted wisdom teeth indicates something is wrong, it is important that you are still able to identify the issue as early as possible.


The impacted wisdom teeth can be identified early by your dentist before they begin to cause very exhausting pain. Any person with the teeth will begin to experience few symptoms that will get worse as the condition continues to develop.

Here is the list of common symptoms that indicates your wisdom teeth are impacted, and need to be removed.

Feeling pain in the rear of the mouth: You will notice a series of pain overtime when the wisdom teeth are impacted, particularly when it grows. You will feel the pain in the rear of mouth, near molars and the wisdom teeth. Your other teeth may become displaced as your wisdom teeth come in – further increasing the strength of pain.

Swollen gums with excessive bleeding: Impacted wisdom teeth cause the gum to bulge. If the tender, swollen gums bleed during blushing or flossing, then you can assure that your wisdom teeth are impacted and are damaging the gum tissue.

Swelling around the jaw: In extreme cases, the jaw and tissue surrounding your gums can become inflamed and swollen, making it difficult or painful to open your mouth. If you notice these symptoms, see a medical professional right away.

Swollen Lymph Nodes in Your Shoulders and Neck: Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to infection. This can cause the lymph nodes in your shoulders and neck to become inflamed, causing additional pain and discomfort.

Frequent, Intense Headaches: With the impacted wisdom teeth, the bite position can be affected. This cause the temporomandibular joint to be displaced and the pain due to this cause severe headaches. This pain usually felt near the ear and temple and can be spread to the rest of the head and face.

Wisdom tooth extraction

Once it has been identified that wisdom teeth is creating the pain, then the extraction by an oral surgeon is generally prescribed. Local anesthesia may be given to ensure a smooth extraction. A minor surgery is required to remove the tissue and bone around the wisdom teeth and this process helps to have the teeth cleanly extracted from the socket.

Lakewood Dental Smile can help remove impacted wisdom teeth, and reduce your pain and discomfort. If you’re suffering from one or more of the above symptoms don’t wait – schedule an appointment with our dental staff today.  We can examine your mouth and determine whether or not to remove your wisdom teeth, and recommend the appropriate next steps, including wisdom tooth extraction.

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