What Are Impacted Teeth?
Teeth that are trapped within the jaw bone or gum tissue and unable to erupt are called “impacted teeth.” Full and partially impacted teeth often threaten the health of surrounding bone, gums, nerves and even neighboring teeth. Diagnosing these potentially problematic areas early on is key to keeping your family happy and healthy. The canines and wisdom teeth are the most common types of tooth impactions. Identifying impacted teeth through x-rays as early as age seven is ideal for planning the best course of treatment.
Early Treatment for Impacted Teeth Offers the Best Outcome for Oral Health
Wisdom teeth often cause trouble for patients between the ages of 17 and 25. Extracting these teeth before they become a problem is the best way to minimize damage to oral health. Impacted canines, on the other hand, are typically treated with orthodontics and oral surgery. Common causes of impacted teeth are crowding, insufficient space, positioning, and genetics.
Get the Specialized Care Your Family Needs for Healthy Smiles
Symptoms of impacted teeth:
- Bad taste or smell
- Pain when biting/chewing
- Trouble opening jaw
- Retained baby teeth
Visit an Experienced Oral Surgeon for Expert Care
It is important to receive specialized care for impacted teeth. Postposing treatment only invites oral problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Dr. Paul Anderson is a Board Certified Oral Surgeon and Medical Doctor. With over 16 years of experience, he has the advanced skill and expertise you need when it comes to your family’s oral health. He and our team make full use of the latest technology to ensure your total comfort when treating impacted teeth. Relaxing sedation options are also available.