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An impacted tooth is a tooth that fails to emerge or emerges only partially through the gums.
Impacted Tooth For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com What Is Impacted Tooth? An impacted tooth is a tooth that fails to emerge or emerges only partially through the gums. The most common teeth to become impacted are the wisdom teeth (the third molars). They are the last teeth to emerge usually between the age of 17 and 21. Impacted wisdom teeth are very common. They often push on the next tooth causing mal-alignment of the bite. They could be responsible for causing a “hit and slide” movement of the lower jaw due to their premature contact by virtue of their emerging position. This can further cause joint problems manifested as pain in jaw muscles, headaches, neck muscle stiffness etc. A partially emerged tooth can trap food, plaque and other debris in the soft tissue around it, leading to inflammation and tenderness of the gums and unpleasant odor. This area being difficult to clean can cause prolonged food lodgment and eventually cause decay (cavity) of the third molar and also the second molar. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Symptoms of Impacted Tooth 1. Bad breath 2. Pain or tenderness of the gums or jaw bone 3. Prolonged headache or jaw ache 4. Difficulty in mouth opening 5. Swelling of the gums around the tooth 6. Swollen lymph node (occasionally) For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Treatment of Impacted Tooth 1. Removal of the tooth (extraction)is the usual treatment for an impacted tooth. This is done in the dentist’s office. Antibiotics may be prescribed before the extraction if the tooth is infected. 2. Over the counter pain relivers may be helpful if the tooth causes discomfort.warm salt water or over the counter mouthwashes may be soothing to the gums. However they will only provide temporary relief. It is important to visit the Dentist for the right course of treatment. 3. No treatment may be needed if the impacted tooth is not causing any problems. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com About Smile Care Smile Care® has spearheaded the cause of modern dentistry in India through its multitude of activities in the field of dentistry. Smile Care® is involved in Clinical Services, Continuing Education, Clinical Research, Public Awareness and Scientific Publication in the field of dentistry and offers the synergistic benefit of these activities to all its clients. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Contact Details Smile Care Clinic Bandra, Vashi, Kolhapur Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Bandra : 91 -22-26400188 / 83 & 91-22-26431670 / 71 Kolhapur : 91 231 2540648 / 49 Website: http://www.smilecareworld.com For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com Issued in Public Interest by For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
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