IMPACTED TEETH

Third molars (wisdom teeth) are the last teeth to develop and frequently become trapped under the bone because of lack of space in the jaw or blockage by other teeth.  Other teeth can also occasionally become similarly trapped.  These unerupted teeth are called “impacted teeth”.

Impacted teeth should be removed because they can cause severe infections and pain.  Impacted teeth may initiate development of cysts and tumours which may cause crowding and damage to other teeth.  Infections from impacted teeth can spread to the cheeks, throat, neck and become severe enough to warrant hospitalization.  The amount of surgery necessary to remove impacted teeth varies according to the position of the teeth.
 
General anaesthesia is often recommended for removal of impacted teeth.

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Mesiodens Wisdom Teeth Impaction


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