The Dangers of Not Treating an Impacted Tooth

We advise patients to immediately take care of an impacted tooth. This is a tooth that has not erupted in the gums. We have various ways to deal with the problem. Therefore, you need to come into our office and find out how we can help. The following information will also give you more insight about this dental condition.

What Is An Impacted Tooth?

An impacted tooth is a tooth that does not erupt, as it should. As a result, it can be very painful for some people. Impaction can also lead to infection and further pain. If the gum becomes inflamed and swollen, it can be quite distressful for patients. An impacted tooth often results from overcrowding. Wisdom teeth, call the third molars, and upper canine teeth can frequently become impacted. If a tooth does not come in when it is supposed to, we have to treat the problem.

How We Treat Impacted Teeth

If you have impacted wisdom teeth, we usually extract them. Otherwise, an impacted tooth, such as a canine is orthodontically treated. Often, we make a small cut and add a bracket that will help the tooth emerge through the gum. This can become quite complex. Therefore, we need to take x-rays and plan a careful outline of treatment. If you don’t treat this problem, you can suffer from infections and, again, have problems with pain. Therefore, this is one condition you don’t want to take lightly. An impacted tooth can also lead to problems with cleaning your teeth, thereby leading to decay and gum disease. Do you have an impacted tooth or teeth? If so, you need to see us immediately. We will do all that we can to accommodate your dental needs. Give us a call today to see how we can treat your impaction problem safely and easily.