Lewis D. Gilbert, DDS, LTD

Signs and Symptoms That Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed

Written by Dr. Adonia Terezides

It’s time for a consultation to discuss wisdom tooth removal if your teenager is experiencing any of the following:

  • Pain or jaw stiffness near an impacted tooth (one that is either stuck under the gum or only able to partially break through the gum)
  • Pain or irritation from a wisdom tooth coming in at an awkward angle and pressing against the nearby tooth or rubbing against the cheek, tongue or top or bottom of the mouth.
  • A swelling or infection in the flap of the gum tissue that covers an impacted wisdom tooth that has only partially broken through the gum
  • Teeth are becoming more crowded
  • Development of tooth decay or gum disease because there isn’t enough room to properly care for the wisdom tooth and surrounding teeth
  • Trapping of food under the flap of gum tissue covering a partially erupted wisdom tooth

If your teen is having any of these symptoms, call us today!