For most people, baby teeth will loosen up and fall out, which will then allow adult teeth to grow in their place. However, for many people, adult teeth do not come in completely straight, so braces or Invisalign will be necessary to shift them into their ideal place to avoid complications. Additionally, there are situations in which one or more of the adult teeth do not erupt on their own, even when they are developed in the jaw bone. When this happens, it is called impacted teeth.

Why Does Teeth Impaction Occur?

Teeth impaction typically occurs due to a crowding problem. This means that the new tooth doesn’t have enough room to come in, and as a result, it may get stuck in the gums. A full impaction occurs when the tooth doesn’t erupt at all and a partial impaction occurs when the tip of the tooth reaches the gum line but does not grow in completely. 

Symptoms of an Impacted Tooth

Some patients do not experience any symptoms besides the fact that the tooth is not fully erupted. However, even if there are no symptoms, our teeth are essential to a beautiful and healthy smile. Our canine teeth provide a lot of structure and support, and when this is compromised by impacted teeth, it can cause other complications, such as:

  • A lopsided smile
  • Cavities
  • Infections
  • Gum disease
  • Nerve damage
  • Bad breath
  • Pain and tenderness around the jawline 
  • A prolonged headache or jaw ache
  • Swollen gums
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Bad taste in mouth
  • Visible gaps

If you believe you have an impacted tooth, it is important to seek help from an orthodontist as soon as possible. At Rawle Orthodontics, our team specializes in providing orthodontic treatment. We will conduct a dental x-ray to determine the best course of action, whether it is a tooth removal, oral surgery, or other orthodontic treatments. To schedule a consultation with our highly skilled orthodontist, contact us today!

Contact Us Today for Impacted Tooth Treatment

At Rawle Orthodontics, our team has the knowledge and skills to provide you with optimal results. Our goal is to provide all of our patients with the best treatment methods to ensure a healthy and beautiful smile. Dealing with an impacted tooth is never ideal, and it is best to treat it as soon as possible to avoid the risk of further complications. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get the treatment you need!

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