The Problems with Impacted Teeth

Pain or swelling in the jaw and gum tissue can occur if a tooth has not emerged properly and is impacted.

Key takeaways:

– Impacted teeth need to be assessed as they can cause other teeth to shift, leading to crooked teeth.

– Partially emerged teeth are hard to clean and prone to infection.

– Occasionally cysts may form which may damage the bone or tooth roots.

Children’s new permanent teeth and wisdom teeth should be assessed to make sure that they are developing properly. A dentist usually checks by using X-ray.