What you need to know about impacted wisdom teeth

Wisdom tooth impaction is a very common dental condition. An impacted wisdom tooth refers to a tooth that failed to pass through the gum, or emerged only partially. In most cases, an impacted tooth is painless and causes little to no complications. In some cases, however, impacted tooth may push other teeth away, causing a misalignment of the bite. Some impacted tooth may also catch debris and plaque, causing infection and inflammation of the tooth.

Treatment may be necessary for an impacted wisdom tooth with these complications:

  • Swelling and redness of the affected gum
  • Tooth and jaw pain
  • Pain when moving the jaw
  • Infection

If you are suffering from an impacted wisdom tooth, Dr. Sid K. Steadman D.D.S. and the rest of his team can provide you safe and excellent dental care service to get rid of its symptoms and complications. Call us at (512) 259-3365 or visit our clinic for an appointment.