Some Facts About Impacted Teeth

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Have you ever heard of impacted teeth? Do you ever wonder exactly what an impacted tooth could do the health of your smile? Do you know what you can do to address this issue? Fortunately, there are a number of things you could consider doing.

An impacted tooth is a tooth that can’t fully emerge from your gums, typically because it doesn’t have enough room. Your wisdom teeth, also known as your third molars, are the most likely to become impacted. An impacted tooth can lead to other problems and can disturb the position of your other teeth. However, an impacted tooth can be completely painless, so you may not realize you have an issue.

You may be able to recognize the signs of an impacted tooth, especially if you experience pain when you chew or bite down. You could also have a constant bad taste in your mouth and may be able to spot swollen gums. An impacted tooth could lead to an infection, which might spread to your other teeth and even to your gums.

Typically, our team can address this issue simply by removing the tooth. If you’re interested in learning more about impacted teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact Modern Dentistry of New England at 860-582-4485. Dr. Sherif Gabr and our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon!