Wisdom tooth infection: what to look out for

teeth, smile, dentist, healthIf your gums are red, inflamed and swollen around your wisdom tooth, you may have an infection.

Key takeaways:

– Other signs of wisdom tooth infection include fever, tenderness and a foul taste or smell. Some people also report jaw muscle spasms.

– It is important to see your dentist if you think your wisdom tooth might be infected

– Infections are usually treated with antibiotics and wisdom teeth may need extracting to prevent further problems

“Since oral infections can get into the bloodstream, it’s imperative that you get the problem addressed as soon as possible.”

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/top-signs-of-wisdom-tooth-infection/

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.