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Impacted teeth are nothing out of the ordinary. In fact, the majority of people experience the need to have them removed at some point in their life. There’s so much to learn about impacted teeth, and that is why we here at Dental Specialty Associates created a blog series solely on them. So, what is an impacted tooth, and how do you know if you have one?

The Symptoms Of Impacted Teeth

Symptoms of impacted teeth can present themselves in many ways.

The most common symptoms of impacted teeth are jaw soreness, and pain experienced while chewing. Since your tooth is trying to break through the skin, a process we call eruption, you’re due to experience some pain from that. With a tooth moving further from the bone, and closer towards the surface of the skin, your jaw experiences some soreness due to those changes.

People also report having a bad taste in their mouth regularly, and bad breath as well when they are experiencing an erupting tooth. This means the impacted tooth could be becoming infected, and needs to be treated by a dentist immediately.

Are You Experiencing Impacted Teeth Symptoms?

Think you might be experiencing an impacted tooth, or have questions about this series? Give Dental Specialty Associates a call today to speak to one of our professionals: (602) 795-5995.