Broken Wisdom Tooth
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of molars that come in at the back of your mouth. While they can serve a purpose when they’re healthy and properly aligned, they usually just cause problems.
Impaction is a common problem people have with their wisdom teeth when they don’t have enough space to grow in correctly. This often leads to pain, infection, and damage to nearby teeth.
Wisdom teeth are also more difficult to clean because of their location at the back of the mouth. This makes them more prone to infection, inflammation, and gum disease.
These issues can sometimes lead to decay or broken wisdom teeth. Just like with other broken teeth, this is not always a dental emergency, but it is something you’ll want to get treated as soon as you can.
It is, however, an emergency if you have severe pain, swelling, redness, warmth, or fever. These symptoms can mean you have an infection, which can quickly become dangerous.