Impacted Teeth

What is Impacted Tooth?

Impacted teeth are teeth that normally remain under the gums or in the jawbone. They usually occur when teeth fail to erupt properly due to decay or other causes. The most common types of impacted teeth are third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth. However, other teeth can also be impacted, especially during orthodontic treatment.

Impacted teeth can cause a variety of problems and the solution usually involves extracting the tooth. Here are some of the problems that impacted teeth can cause and solutions:

What are Impacted Tooth Problems?

  1. Pain and Discomfort: Impacted teeth can cause pain and discomfort by pressing on the surrounding tissues.

  2. Tooth Decay: Impacted teeth need the same care as normal teeth and can be prone to decay. Decayed teeth can lead to infections and pain.

  3. Gum Problems: Impacted teeth can put pressure on the gums, leading to gum problems. Infections around the gums can cause gingivitis and gum disease.

  4. Crowding: Impacted teeth can prevent the surrounding teeth from erupting regularly and cause crowding.

What are Impacted Tooth Solutions?

  1. Tooth Extraction: The most common treatment for impacted teeth is extraction by a dentist. Tooth extraction is usually performed under local anesthesia and usually results in a smooth healing process.

  2. Orthodontic Intervention: In some cases, after the removal of impacted teeth, orthodontic treatment may be required to correct the crowding of the teeth.

  3. Antibiotic Treatment: If there is an infection around the impacted teeth, antibiotic treatment can be applied. However, this is usually a temporary solution and the tooth may need to be extracted to permanently resolve the infection.

    In any case, it is important to be examined and evaluated by a dentist for the treatment of impacted teeth. This helps to determine the most appropriate treatment option and is important for the health of the teeth and oral hygiene.

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