While an impacted tooth is most commonly wisdom or canine, an impacted tooth is any tooth that could not fully erupt through the gums. Treatment for an impacted tooth can vary depending on the tooth’s location. However, if you have an impacted tooth, you may need oral surgery in Coral Springs.
An impacted tooth is typically accompanied by swelling around the impacted tooth, jaw soreness, and pain when chewing. Sometimes, a patient may also experience a bad taste in his or her mouth as well as bad breath.
If you experience the above symptoms and suspect you have an impacted tooth, it is unwise to put off going to a dentist. If left untreated, an impacted tooth can cause an abscess to form or malocclusion, which refers to misaligned teeth. A patient is also very likely to suffer chronic pain and infection.
Impacted wisdom teeth are usually extracted through oral surgery. The oral surgeon will use local or general anesthesia to open up the gums and remove the tooth.
Treatment for an impacted canine tooth may involve tooth extraction or removal of growths to allow for eruption. Orthodontic treatment can also be performed to make space for the tooth. During orthodontic treatment, an oral surgeon will open the gums to expose the tooth and attach a bracket and small chain to it. The chain is hooked onto braces and used by your orthodontist to coax the tooth into place.
If you are in need of treatment for an impacted tooth or other oral surgery, Complete Dental Health can provide the care and expertise you seek. Contact our office today for complete dental care for all of your oral health needs!