Impacted Tooth is a tooth that fails to erupt into the dental arch within the expected developmental window. Impacted tooth are retained throughout the lifetime of the individual, unless it is extracted surgically. The causes of Impacted Tooth are dense overlying bone, adjacent teeth or a genetic abnormality. Symptoms are:
• Bad breath
• Difficulty in opening mouth
• Pain or tenderness in gums
• Prolonged headache or jaw ache
• Redness and swelling of gums
• Swollen lymph nodes
• Unpleasant taste when biting
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?
The treatment for the Impacted Tooth is done by dentistry procedures and includes the surgical removal of the teeth that is under the gum. Also, it is also advised to check for gum infections and treat it via ointments and gels.
DID YOU KNOW?
Treatment of Impacted Tooth is successful only when there are symptoms