The term Impacted Tooth is used for defining a tooth that tends to get stuck in the gums during the period of eruption. Since there is not enough room in the gums or the mouth for them, they tend to remain in the gums. The most common symptoms here include the gums and the related area becoming swollen because of the flap of the gum rising.
HOW IS IMPACTED TOOTH DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same would be done by carefully examining the area and checking for above signs and symptoms. X-rays are done too.
HOW IS IMPACTED TOOTH TREATED?
All impacted teeth are advised for surgical removal for better management of oral hygiene. Also, the erupted teeth that are adjacent to the impacted teeth are prone to periodontal disease hence, surgical removal is best solution to avoid further complications.
DID YOU KNOW?
Treatment of Impacted Tooth is successful only when there are symptoms