3 Side-Effects of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

At Kennesaw Mountain Dental Associates, we understand the discomfort and pain that can come with impacted wisdom teeth. While these third molars can cause a variety of issues, here are three common side-effects that you should be aware of:

Pain and Swelling:

One of the most common side-effects of impacted wisdom teeth is inflammation and discomfort. When wisdom teeth become impacted, they can put pressure on the surrounding teeth, causing pressure and pain. In addition, swelling can occur as the impacted tooth tries to erupt, causing the surrounding tissue to become inflamed.

Recurring Tooth Decay or Gum Disease:

Another side-effect of partially-erupted wisdom teeth is the development of recurring tooth decay or gum disease. As erupting wisdom teeth become wedged in a partially-erupted position, they can create small pockets of bacteria that are difficult to clean. Over time, this can lead to tooth decay or gum disease, which can be difficult to manage.

Damage to Adjacent Teeth:

Finally, impacted wisdom teeth can also cause damage to adjacent teeth. As the impacted tooth continues to try to erupt, it can place pressure on the surrounding teeth, causing damage in some cases. It often isn’t worth it to risk the health of your adjacent tooth, especially if your wisdom teeth are consistently at risk of infection.

If you’re experiencing discomfort or pain from your wisdom teeth, it’s important to seek out a professional opinion and treatment at your earliest opportunity. At Kennesaw Mountain Dental Associates, we can evaluate your wisdom teeth and help you determine the best course of action.

If you’re experiencing any of the side-effects of impacted wisdom teeth, schedule a consultation with Kennesaw Mountain Dental Associates today. We’re here to help you maintain a healthy and comfortable smile!

Posted on Behalf of Kennesaw Mountain Dental Associates

1815 Old 41 Hwy NW #310,
Kennesaw, GA 30152

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1815 Old 41 Hwy NW #310,
Kennesaw, GA 30152


Tel: (770) 425-4100

Practice Hours

Mon - Wed: 8am - 5pm
Thurs: 8am - 3pm, Fri: 7am - 2pm