A IMPACTED TOOTH IS WHAT?
A tooth that has been prevented from penetrating the gum is said to be impacted. Sometimes a tooth may only be partly impacted, indicating that it has begun to emerge. Oftentimes, impacted teeth create no evident symptoms and are only identified during a routine exam or x-ray with your dentist. Sometimes they can even produce symptoms. When there is not enough room in your mouth for a tooth, it typically gets impacted.
Your wisdom teeth are the most typical impacted teeth. When wisdom teeth, commonly referred to as “third molars,” erupt, the jaw has frequently ceased developing. This means that they might not fit in the mouth or jaw.
Impacted wisdom teeth are challenging to keep clean, which increases the risk of pain, infection, decay, and the decay of nearby teeth.
Impacted canines can alter how teeth move during orthodontic treatment and, depending on their position, may cause the roots of neighboring teeth to resorb, which may cause these teeth to become loose.
We might suggest having impacted teeth, particularly wisdom teeth, extracted. Depending on the patient’s age and the position of the canine tooth, it may be feasible to uncover them and orthodontically realign the tooth into a more advantageous position.