Understand the Symptoms

If your wisdom teeth are causing problems, you may have symptoms such as:

  • Pain or jaw stiffness near an impacted tooth
  • Pain or irritation from a tooth coming in at an awkward angle and rubbing against your cheek, tongue or top or bottom of your mouth
  • An infected swelling in the flap of gum tissue that has formed on top of an impacted tooth that has broken partway through the gum
  • Crowding of other teeth
  • Tooth decay or gum disease, if there isn’t enough room to properly clean your wisdom tooth and nearby teeth

to help ease anxiety during surgery

  • Listen to music or watch a video
  • Bring a supportive family member or friend
  • Practice relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing and imagery