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What does impacted tooth mean?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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 recommended, get it done.

In brief: 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 recommended, get it done.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: Stuck under gums
An impacted tooth means that something is preventing the path of eruption of the tooth into the mouth.
typically this requires oral surgery to either remove the tooth to expose it for an orthodontist to move it into place

In brief: Stuck under gums
An impacted tooth means that something is preventing the path of eruption of the tooth into the mouth.
typically this requires oral surgery to either remove the tooth to expose it for an orthodontist to move it into place
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: 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 space for the tooth, an abnormal position of the tooth as it is developing, and cysts associated with the tooth and/or jaw.

In brief: 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 space for the tooth, an abnormal position of the tooth as it is developing, and cysts associated with the tooth and/or jaw.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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