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How can I prevent getting an impacted tooth?

How can I prevent getting an impacted tooth?

Impacted tooth: This can not be prevented. Your teeth grow with your body. Sometimes they are impacted and sometimes they are not. You should see a dentist to help determine if your impacted teeth need to be taken out. ...Read more

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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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How can I prevent pain from an impacted tooth?

How can I prevent pain from an impacted tooth?

Prevention: If you have regular dental checkups with the appropriate x-rays that suggest an impacted tooth will eventually require removal, in most cases it is better to remove the tooth before you become symptomatic and before the roots are fully developed. ...Read more

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How can I prevent an impacted tooth from happening?

How can I prevent an impacted tooth from happening?

Orthodontics: Your genetics will control the development of an impaction. With the help of a dentist, you could try creating space for the erupting tooth and guiding its eruption with elective extractions or orthodontics to prevent some impactions like canine impactions. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get an impacted tooth pulled?

Does it hurt to get an impacted tooth pulled?

Impaction surgery: The removal of impacted tooth is a serious surgical procedure. Sedation dentistry is used to provide a safe, comfortable relaxing and anxiety-free experience for certain people receiving any dental treatment. Depending on your degree of fear or anxiety, different levels of sedation may be required include general anesthesia. Take care and have a comfortable experience. ...Read more

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I have an impacted canine i wanted to do the surgery and get the chain thing to pull down the impacted tooth, hw long will it tke to grow?

I have an impacted canine i wanted to do the surgery and get the chain thing to pull down the impacted tooth, hw long will it tke to grow?

Teamwork 6-8 month: Your orthodontist and oral surgeon can work together with with a combination of minor surgery to expose the tooth and an orthodontic bracket, to bring the tooth properly in alignment. Within 6-8 months, guided canine eruption may be achieved with sufficient attached gingiva. ...Read more

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Is it better to get my impacted tooth and all of my impacted wisdom teeth out at the same time or separately?

Is it better to get my impacted tooth and all of my impacted wisdom teeth out at the same time or  separately?

All at once: There isn't a real advantage to only getting out one or two. You'll have multiple healing times, plus the additional expense of lost time at work, anesthesia fees, etc. Generally you won't have a lot more soreness with two vs all four. I recommend one procedure so one healing time. ...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 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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What is the definition or description of: impacted tooth?

Un-erupted tooth: 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 room or poor position. ...Read more

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How can you keep the area of an impacted tooth from hurting?

Warm Salt Water Rins: Impacted teeth cause pain from their erupting through the intact gum (normal teething pain) or from partial eruption forming a pocket where food packs in. Flushing warm salt water 1 tsp/4-6 ozs. Can sooth the gum and flush out impacted food. See a dentist asap as antibiotics may be needed. Decay may have started an abscess in the impacted tooth which spread to the bone. ...Read more

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