What is an Impacted Tooth

Posted on 4/12/2021 by Elmwood Dental Group
What is an Impacted ToothWhen your milk teeth fall off, you should never rub your tongue against the cavity. It can cause bacteria to make a home in the vacant space and cause many problems for the new tooth. One of the oral problems you may come across is an impacted tooth. In this blog, we will explain what an impacted tooth and its causes are.

What is an Impacted Tooth

Aside from the general meaning of the word "impacted", its a rather distinct oral problem that develops over time. An impacted tooth is one that is positioned over another tooth, bone, or soft tissue. The tooth's position makes it unlikely to erupt from the gum and causes difficulty in chewing properly.

Causes of Impacted Tooth

There can be many reasons for impacted tooth problems, but the most common is when the tooth remains embedded in the soft gum tissue. This causes overcrowding for other teeth and may also become twisted, tilted, or displaced as the new teeth try to emerge.

Impaction usually occurs in the third molar, also known as wisdom teeth. However, there is not much medical evidence that confirms why this happens, but it's quite painful for the patient. This is because the wisdom tooth tries to make its room to erupt, but the soft gum tissue prevents it.

An impacted tooth can become severe and cause infection if not treated immediately. Moreover, it is quite a painful experience for the patient when the wisdom tooth is stuck in the soft gum. If you are looking for a pain-free experience in treating your impacted tooth, you can visit Dr. Gomes at The Elmwood Dental Group LLC Scheduling an appointment is very convenient and you can dialing (833) 432-1457 for details. The staff will book your appointment according to your convenience, and you don't have to worry about a thing.
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