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Signs You Have an Impacted Tooth

An impacted tooth can be a serious condition that leads to extreme pain, damage to the surrounding teeth, and more. If you think you may be suffering from an impacted tooth, you should come see us right away. At Dr. Roy D. Jennings Dentistry, we always put the safety and comfort of our patients at the top of our list of priorities. If you come in with a suspected impacted tooth, we will examine you, determine the cause of your issues, and help you decide on an acceptable course of treatment.

What is an Impacted Tooth?

Signs You Have an Impacted ToothAn impacted tooth is a tooth that is not growing in correctly. Sometimes, it may grow in sideways—meaning it is growing against adjacent teeth. Other times, it may grow at an angle, pressing out towards the cheek tissue. Other times, the tooth may not erupt at all.

Signs of an Impacted Tooth

Regardless of the exact positioning of your tooth, if you have an impacted tooth you could exhibit one or more of the following:

  • Severe, unexplained headaches
  • Gum tissue that is swollen, tender, and/or bleeding
  • Aches in the jaw
  • Unusual taste in the mouth and/or unexplained bad breath
  • Other symptoms that indicate an infection in the gum tissue

Keep in mind that an impacted tooth will not always come with symptoms. Depending on a number of factors, you may not even be aware that you have an impacted tooth. In spite of this, it is very important to have an impacted tooth addressed right away.

At Dr. Roy D. Jennings Dentistry, we take your health very seriously. We look for the signs of an impacted tooth as a regular part of our routine cleanings. Come see us today, and let us take a look. If we do discover an issue, rest assured you’ll be in the best of hands.