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What Is an Impacted Tooth?

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A tooth that fails to erupt or pass through the gums fully is called an impacted tooth. This results from the tooth lacking space, if another tooth has erupted over that position and misalignment and mostly affects wisdom teeth. This condition leads to gums becoming tender and inflamed.
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An impacted tooth is a disorder in which a tooth is so crowded in its socket that it cannot erupt normally. They may erupt into the mouth sideways towards the cheek or tongue, or may be tilted into the jaw bone or second molar causing it to be impacted.
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1. Visit the dentist. The dentist will find areas of enlarged tissue and signs of infection, and will check with x-rays if the problem is truly an impacted tooth. 2. Know the main
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n A situation in which an unerupted tooth is wedged against another tooth or teeth or otherwise located so that it cannot erupt normally
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The prognosis is very good when impacted teeth are removed from young healthy adults without complications. Potential complications include postoperative infection, temporary numbness
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