Impacted Wisdom Teeth
When wisdom teeth are stuck they can also be called “impact teeth”. They’re stuck because they don’t have room to come out.
Dr. Teresa Lozano, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, explains they can get stuck in the bone, in the soft tissues or against another tooth.
Infection, pain, bleeding, bad breath or difficulty opening the mouth are the most common complications of impacted wisdom teeth, the specialist describes.
The specialist says there is enough evidence to show a link between gum disease, chronic inflammation in the mouth and heart disease.