The back 4 molars – the wisdom teeth – are the last permanent teeth to come in. If there’s no space left for them, they become impacted within the gum, can be painful, and may cause damage to other teeth.
Signs that a tooth is infected may include having swollen gums, a bad taste in the mouth, or a headache that won’t go away. A pediatric dentist in Aurora can take x-rays to confirm a suspicious symptom. Even if an impacted wisdom tooth presents no symptoms, it will continue to be more susceptible to decay, until it is removed.