Signs of a wisdom tooth infection

teeth, health, smile, dentistOver three quarters of adults will need their wisdom teeth removed. If an infection is caught early enough, the tooth may not need to be extracted.

Key takeaways:

– Wisdom teeth don’t always fully erupt leading to impacted teeth which are prone to infection.

– Wisdom tooth infection symptoms include redness, tenderness, temperature, foul taste or foul-smelling breath.

– Schedule an appointment with your dentist if you think you have a wisdom tooth infection.

“You’ll need to have your dentist properly clear the infection, and you’ll likely need to be on antibiotics.”

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