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Do Impacted Teeth Cause Issues?

Posted on 12/1/2023 by Weo Admin
3D rendered xray of an impacted wisdom tooth butting against the tooth next to itAn impacted tooth is a common oral problem. The problem happens when your molars get trapped fully or partially on the gums or jawbone. The issue affects the third molars or the last set of your teeth. When you suffer from impacted teeth, seeing a dentist is essential. If untreated, it can cause other serious dental problems. Here are some of them:

Damages To Other Teeth

Impacted teeth may cause damage to other teeth. These wisdom teeth can push your second molars and increase the risk of infections. The push can also lead to teeth crowding. You will likely have a misaligned tooth that would require orthodontic treatment to straighten.

Increased Risks of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay occurs due to tartar and plaque that provides a ground for bacteria to grow. Brushing and flossing help to clear such elements. However, the case is different when you have impacted teeth. These teeth are difficult to clean or remove the trapped food components. Bacteria find a good haven in them, which increases your risk of tooth decay.

Cysts Development

When the impacted wisdom teeth develop within the jawbone, they are likely to have some sacs. Fluid fills these sacs, leading to the formation of cysts. The cysts cause damage to the teeth, nerves, and jawbone. Though rare, a tumor can develop, leading to extensive complications that may call for the removal of bone and gum tissues.

Gum Diseases

Inflammation of the gum is another common issue among people with impacted teeth. The challenges of cleaning them result in a painful condition called pericoronitis. This condition can require surgical procedures to treat.

The impacted teeth can affect your life. Though they are hard to prevent, you can reduce their impacts by considering regular dental appointments. The dentist can advise accordingly when they notice their emergence. If you are struggling with impacted teeth, visit our offices for examination and advice on the way forward.

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