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What is the treatment for an impacted tooth?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Two

If it is a wisdom tooth have it removed if deemed likely to/or is causing harm or you can leave it a lone.
If it is a tooth that should come in like a canine then it may be left alone, pulled into position with braces or removed. Ask you dentist about the options.

In brief: Two

If it is a wisdom tooth have it removed if deemed likely to/or is causing harm or you can leave it a lone.
If it is a tooth that should come in like a canine then it may be left alone, pulled into position with braces or removed. Ask you dentist about the options.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Oral surgeon

Depends on the tooth and the patient.
Best bet is to seek personalized information from an expert. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.

In brief: Oral surgeon

Depends on the tooth and the patient.
Best bet is to seek personalized information from an expert. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: See orthodontist

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: See orthodontist

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. Anna Guarna
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The treatment depends on the problem. If it is causing issues you should have it evaluated.
Sometimes there are reasons not to extract wisdom teeth...Proximity to nerve and possibility of nerve damage or depth into jaw and possible jaw fracture. These are not necessarily the norm, but things to consider. Discuss issues vs options with your doc.

In brief: Depends

The treatment depends on the problem. If it is causing issues you should have it evaluated.
Sometimes there are reasons not to extract wisdom teeth...Proximity to nerve and possibility of nerve damage or depth into jaw and possible jaw fracture. These are not necessarily the norm, but things to consider. Discuss issues vs options with your doc.
Dr. Anna Guarna
Dr. Anna Guarna
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Which tooth?

If there is existing pathology or potential for harm it should be removed or guided into functional position.
Impacted wisdom teeth are usually removed, see a specialist Oral Surgeon for most knowledgeable opinion. If any other tooth see specialist Orthodontist for eruption evaluation.

In brief: Which tooth?

If there is existing pathology or potential for harm it should be removed or guided into functional position.
Impacted wisdom teeth are usually removed, see a specialist Oral Surgeon for most knowledgeable opinion. If any other tooth see specialist Orthodontist for eruption evaluation.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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