It’s been said that you should never ignore the signs of issues with your oral health, such as bleeding gums, sore gums, bad breath, loose teeth, and other symptoms that likely won’t just go away on it’s own. Many of these symptoms could potentially be signs of more serious oral issues, which would certainly call for a visit to the dentist more sooner than later.
Unlike the first signs of oral issues that were just mentioned, the warning signs of impacted teeth would be difficult for almost anyone to ignore. Wisdom teeth due to impaction can cause severe pain in the back of the mouth, including infection, fever, difficulties chewing, and sometimes other complications. Here are the warning signs to look out for:
- Swollen, tender, or bleeding gums
- Swollen jaw
- Swollen glands in the shoulder or neck
- Throbbing pain in the back of the mouth
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, call your dentist immediately. You could have an infection due to impacted wisdom teeth and the pain could worsen. If you’re in the Oakville or Burlington area and are seeking a new family dentist, contact Ralhan Dental to book an appointment. Dr. Ralhan and staff believe that comfort and efficiency is an asset to providing the best service possible.