What You Need to Know about Impacted Teeth

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.

Key takeaways:

– 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…”

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