Impacted Tooth

Impacted wisdom teeth are very common. They are often painless and cause no apparent trouble. However, some professionals believe an impacted tooth pushes on the next tooth, which pushes the next tooth, eventually causing a misalignment of the bite. A partially emerged tooth can trap food, plaque, and other debris in the soft tissue around it, leading to inflammation and tenderness of the gums and unpleasant mouth odor. This is called pericoronitis.creating a tooth frozen in an unerupted or partially erupted state.

Symptoms

  • Pain or tenderness of the gums (gingiva) or jaw bone
  • Unpleasant taste when biting down on or near the area
  • Visible gap where a tooth did not emerge
  • Bad breath
  • Redness and swelling of the gums around the impacted tooth
  • Swollen lymph nodes of the neck (occasionally)
  • Difficulty opening the mouth (occasionally)
  • Prolonged headache or jaw ache
 
 

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