Impacted tooth is that tooth that has not erupted out of the gum. The most common symptoms that individuals with this condition complain is of food getting lodged beneath the gums and a sense of soreness that is often taken to be a sign of a throat infection. Mouth opening may become difficult in severe cases.
HOW IS IMPACTED TOOTH DIAGNOSED?
A dentist would thoroughly examine the teeth and affected. They would take an x-ray to thoroughly view the affected area.
HOW IS IMPACTED TOOTH TREATED?
No treatment may be needed if the impacted tooth is not causing any problems. Painkillers may help relieve the pain caused by the impacted tooth. Removal of the tooth (extraction) is the usual treatment for an impacted tooth. Antibiotics may be prescribed before the extraction if the tooth is infected.
DID YOU KNOW?
Though the Impacted Tooth is always used synonymously with wisdom teeth, they are actually very much different.