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Problems Caused By Impacted Teeth

Posted on 6/5/2023 by Rendon Orthodontics
Problems Caused By Impacted TeethMost people experience the first signs of wisdom tooth eruption between 17 and 25. If there is not enough room for them to enter or grow, it can have an adverse effect. Dental issues can arise from putting off the removal of impacted wisdom teeth. However, there are cases where wisdom teeth pose no problems and can stay put in the mouth without any adjustments.

What Are Some Problems That Arise From Impacted Teeth?

It is uncommon for a tooth to erupt or perhaps never erupt partly. Depending on the severity of the impaction, the tooth may grow at an angle towards the second molar, the rear of the mouth, and the other teeth, effectively 'lay down' in the jawbone, or even grow straight but get lodged in the jawbone.

Overcrowding of the teeth may cause several dental issues. The risk of infection is increased because an impacted tooth might push into the space usually occupied by the second molar. The force of a tooth may displace neighboring teeth, requiring orthodontic treatment to restore proper alignment. Because of their location, wisdom teeth may be difficult to clean. Consequently, food can get trapped between the gum and the erupting portion of the tooth.

Due to the difficulty of properly cleaning the area surrounding a partially impacted tooth, a painful inflammatory gum disease known as pericoronitis is more likely to develop. Cysts may also form within the jawbone, causing teeth, nerves, and bone issues. Impaction prevents a tooth from being loosened on its own; thus, it must be removed. Impacted teeth are painful and may lead to other issues like cavities and gum disease if they are not treated.

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