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Impacted Teeth: Symptoms and Removal

Posted on 12/5/2022 by Dr McMurray
Impacted Teeth: Symptoms and RemovalWhen a baby's teeth get trapped by the third molars at the jawbone or gums, this results in impacted teeth. As a result, various oral health issues develop, including tooth decay, infection, gum disease, and tooth decay. The recommended procedure in most cases is surgical removal. However, the child needs an assessment before surgery can be pronounced because there are other solutions.

Causes Of Impacted Teeth

Wisdom teeth sometimes when growing come out sideways, only partially, typical direction or atypical angle. If they grow in opposite directions, damage and pain are caused to the adjacent teeth. Even though there might not be damaged, the teeth can become exposed to bacteria buildup or disease that later causes decay and infection.


Multiple health issues can come out as a result of impacted teeth. Some of these symptoms have been noted down in this paragraph. For instance, impacted teeth result in swollen gums, discomfort, cysts, red gums, and sometimes tooth decay. Crowding is another underrated outcome of impacted teeth. This occurs if the teeth with impact push the other teeth causing crowding. A tumor forms after damaging the nearby teeth and jawbone. Luckily, through surgery, the noncancerous tumor is removed.

Impacted Tooth Removal

Monitoring of wisdom teeth is recommended for children so that dentists can check for any complications. If discomfort or pain is experienced in an individual, then tooth extraction is advised. Dentists recommended impacted tooth removal to prevent the jaw bone or the adjacent teeth from being damaged. However, if the teeth are not causing any issues, then a dentist will leave it to be. A tooth erupted well and in the right position requires no extraction whatsoever. If the need for surgery, the oral surgeon carries it. Ruling out of the surgery is done after an X-ray is presented.
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