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Impacted Tooth (Definition)

An impacted tooth is one that is for one of many reasons unable to erupt into the oral cavity: they may be vertical, horizontal, in bone, impacted in soft tissue (gum/gingiva), it may be due to local pathology i.e. Proximity to an extra tooth or undifferentiated mass of tooth like tissue or an "odontoma", it can be due to crowding, and usually it is a wisdom tooth that lacks ...Read more


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I am having tongue blisters, could this be the cause off cyst@impacted wisdom tooth, blisters keep re-accuring?

I am having tongue blisters, could this be the cause off cyst@impacted wisdom tooth, blisters keep re-accuring?

Different things: These are two different things. A cyst at your wisdom tooth is a growth and development condition and this tooth should be removed. The tongue blisters have a number of causes. Both conditions need to be evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more

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Can an impacted tooth cause your blood pressure to rise?

Can an impacted tooth cause your blood pressure to rise?

Family practice : Pain and anxiety can both elevate your BP if you are prone to it. In itself , it doesn't cause high blood pressure. Usually something else is going on like constricting blood vessels. ...Read more

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Can an impacted tooth cause ringing in the ears?

Can an impacted tooth cause ringing in the ears?

Definitely, yes: Tooth abscesses or impacted wisdom teeth can cause tinnitus. Moreover, in such cases, further dental work will sometimes eliminate the problem. See your dentist for evaluation, panoramic x-ray and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Is it possible for impacted tooth upper molars to cause eye problems are any problem to the eye?

Is it possible for impacted tooth upper molars to cause eye problems are any problem to the eye?

No: Some dental abscesses can result in swelling thay can move to your eye. The causative tooth is not a molar but usually a premolar. I am not aware of any permanent damage to the eye caused by a dental abscess. ...Read more

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What does impacted tooth mean?

What does impacted tooth mean?

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 impacted and some are horizontally impacted. Most impacted teeth are usually 3rd molars (wisdom teeth), but other teeth can also be impacted. ...Read more

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What is a boney impacted tooth?

What is a boney impacted tooth?

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 teeth and upper cuspid teeth are the most common teeth to be bony-impacted. These wisdom are usually extracted. Cuspid teeth like this are usually exposed by oral surgery and then pulled down by a chain hooked to orthodontic braces. ...Read more

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What's considered an impacted tooth?

What's considered an impacted tooth?

Anything under bone: An impacted tooth is any tooth that has its crown (the top part that you see) under bone. If it is partially impacted than only part of it is under bone, if it is fully impacted it is fully under bone (none of these descriptions tell us how thick the bone is covering the tooth). ...Read more

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What are some signs of impacted tooth?

What are some signs of impacted tooth?

Pain, swelling: Jaw pain, swelling, difficulty opening your mouth, irritation to your cheeks when eating or talking, fever. ...Read more

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What exactly does boney impacted tooth mean?

What exactly does boney impacted tooth mean?

Bone: Tooth is covered by bone, in contrast to a soft tissue impaction where it is covered by soft tissue. ...Read more

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