Some adults retain their wisdom teeth even if they are only partially through. Sometimes infection can occur in this area and dental treatment is needed.
- Puffy, red or tender gums around the tooth
- A bad taste or smell which returns after brushing
- High fever or swollen lymph nodes in the chin
You should see a dentist if you think you have a tooth infection.
"Partially erupted wisdom teeth can cause bacteria to grow, causing pericoronitis, or an infection in your wisdom teeth."