Wisdom Tooth Surgery/Removal
When an impacted wisdom tooth starts to push through the gums,an infection can start around the top of the tooth.Infection and inflammation (swollen red gums) can cause pain,swelling and jaw stiffiness.
A wisdom tooth may push nearby teeth out of their correct position and may help to cause crowding of front teeth.
Sacs of fluid called cysts can form around the tooth and may displace the tooth.The cysts can destroy bone and damage other teeth and gums.
- Damage to nearby molars
An impacted wisdom tooth may keep pushing against the molars next to it.This often leads to serious damage to both teeth.