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Dangers of Ignoring Impacted Teeth

Posted on 5/23/2022 by Summit Dental Group
Dangers of Ignoring Impacted TeethIf you are like most people, you do not give your teeth much thought until something goes wrong. And when something does go wrong, it is usually a toothache. Impacted teeth are a common problem, yet many people ignore them. Here is what you should know.

What Are an Impacted Teeth and Its Causes?

An impacted tooth is the one that has not erupted through the gum and into the mouth because it is blocked by another tooth, bone, or soft tissue. Impacted teeth are usually found in the back of the mouth, known as wisdom teeth. However, they can also occur in other areas of the mouth. The most common causes of impacted teeth are overcrowding and overgrowth. When there is not enough room in the mouth for all teeth, they may become crowded and begin to push against each other. This can cause them to become misaligned and impact each other. In some cases, impacted teeth may also be caused by genetics or certain medical conditions. If you have an impacted tooth, you may experience pain, swelling, and difficulty opening your mouth.

Adverse Effects of Impacted Teeth

While having impacted teeth is not necessarily painful, it can lead to several problems. First, because the tooth is stuck under the gum, it can be challenging to clean properly, leading to tooth decay or gum disease. Second, the pressure from the impacted tooth can damage adjacent teeth. Finally, if the tooth becomes infected, it can cause pain and swelling. If you have impacted teeth, it is essential to see a dentist so that they can determine the best way to resolve the problem. In some cases, the teeth may need to be extracted; in others, they may be able to be moved into proper alignment. It is essential to address the issue before it leads to more serious dental problems.

Talk to our dentists to see what can be done about your impacted teeth! They will be able to give you the best treatment options depending on the severity of your case. Come in for a consultation today!

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