Impacted Tooth is a tooth which is not able to grow like other normal tooth, they are basically not able to come out of the gums in a normal way due to no enough room or space. Usually in most of the cases wisdom tooth are the one who are mostly not able to break the gums and grow up. So when the wisdom tooth or any other tooth or teeth which are not able to grow up by breaking up the gums at normal levels, these tooth are called as Impacted Tooth by dentists. The major reason behind Wisdom tooth grows as impacted tooth because lack of the space in jaw area when there is no space around the jaw to grow up the tooth normally, the tooth grows out any how in any angle. The growth of wisdom tooth as impacted tooth is common, but it could create problems in future such as food might get stored in that area which could lead to plague and later on could cause cavities, gum tenderness, and bad breath. Due to high risks of getting the surrounding teeth damaged by affected Impacted Tooth dentists normally suggests to remove the impacted teeth.
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Impacted Tooth Symptoms
If you are having an Impacted Tooth than you might experience following symptoms, but it is not necessary that you will face these symptoms some people might face such symptoms but some might not face such symptoms even though they are having an Impacted Tooth. But below are the symptoms or signs which are usually faced by Impacted Tooth.
- Bad Breath
- Swollen Gums around the impacted tooth
- Pain when opening mouth (Jaw Ache)
- Tender Gums
- Bad taste in mouth while chewing or biting over impacted tooth
Impacted Tooth Treatment
As impacted tooth usually creates problems in future by affecting the surrounding teeth, dentists normally suggests removal of tooth to avoid further decay to surrounding of the tooth and infection of gums.