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what is impacted tooth

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
23 years experience Dentistry
Tooth in bone: A bony-impacted tooth is a tooth that you cannot see when you look inside your mouth. This tooth is trapped in the bone underneath the gums. Wisdom te ... Read More
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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Impactions: A partial bony impaction is an impacted tooth that is has part of the tooth still covered by bone. A full bony impaction is an impacted tooth that is ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Bony Impaction: The tooth that is covered partially or completely by a layer of bone. This condition requires complex removal techniques and recommended to be perform ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Under the gums: An impacted tooth means that something is preventing the path of eruption of the tooth into the mouth. Possible causes may include, insufficient spac ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Impacted tooth: An impacted tooth is a tooth that has not fully erupted into the mouth, and may be partially or totally covered by bone. Some teeth are vertically im ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Eruption anomaly: Means that something's preventing the tooth from fully erupting into functional occlusion. Can cause damage to adjacent teeth and tissues. If rx rec ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Pain, swelling: Jaw pain, swelling, difficulty opening your mouth, irritation to your cheeks when eating or talking, fever.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Pain, swelling: An impacted tooth is a tooth that is covered by eith gum tissue, bone, or both. It could be upright or askew. Your dentist can tell you for sure if yo ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It can vary: An impacted tooth can be completely asymptomatic, or present with a variety of symptoms ranging from a mild discomfort to major pain, swelling, and di ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Bone: Tooth is covered by bone, in contrast to a soft tissue impaction where it is covered by soft tissue.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not really: You can use some meds such as tylenol/motrin etc...For the pain, but these cannot remedy your underlying trouble. Impacted tooth means it is growing t ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Extract the tooth: The majority of impacted teeth should not be painful. It is possible that there is a portal from your mouth to the impacted tooth that bacteria are fl ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Wilczak
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Tooth: One visit to an oral surgeon usually, unless there are complicating factors. You need to make the visit and receive a consult with a dental expert in ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Depends: If the tooth is not vertical or is being blocked by an adjacent tooth, it may never come down. Only a local dentist with a radiograph of the tooth can ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Lazo
23 years experience Dentistry
It vary: It vary depending on tooth position , the surgeon, risks, possible complications and also if anesthesia would be required.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dapper
35 years experience Dentistry
Months: Connective tissue requires 6 weeks to deveolop while bone is immature at 60 days and may take up to a year to mature.
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