Impacted teeth are teeth that do not emerge through the gum properly. You may experience pain, swelling or sore gums if a tooth is impacted.
– Impacted teeth can push other teeth out of line, leading to crooked teeth.
– Impacted teeth are difficult to clean which can result in infection.
– Cysts sometimes form near the roots of the problem tooth.
Wisdom teeth or a child’s new permanent tooth should be assessed by the dentist if they have not emerged fully.
“X-rays will clearly show a tooth’s position and your dentist can determine the best method of treatment…”