What are impacted teeth?

Written by: Carmen Vera
Edited by: Anna Raventós Rodríguez

By definition, impacted teeth are teeth that have not erupted during the expected period and remain within the bone, either partially or totally.


Why are impacted teeth?

Teeth can be included for several reasons, one of them and the most common is the lack of space, which causes the teeth may not erupt on time. However, there is also a genetic factor that indicates a predisposition to this may occur.

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What discomforts cause teeth included?

Including teeth may have different clinical manifestations, from not present any kind of pathology and be a chance finding, to produce pain and inflammation recurrently. In turn, they can also result in the loss of some other tooth pressure on the roots or crown, and in some isolated cases may even develop a tumor.

Including teeth should be removed whenever generate some kind of pathology.


How extraction of impacted teeth done? Are there any risks?

The technique for removing a tooth included varies depending on the position it fills inside the bone. To remove it , the dentist will perform a surgical technique that can range from a simple intervention such as the removal of a normal tooth to a surgical procedure different complexities.

As in all operations, provided that there may be risks involved, but to try to minimize the patient is desirable that all necessary diagnostic tests are performed.



*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Carmen Vera

The Dra. Carmen Vera is a prestigious premier dentist specializing in Surgery, Periodontics and Dental Implants. Also Diploma in Implant Dentistry, Dr. belongs to the medical staff of the Dental Clinic Pilar Garrido, one of the directors and supervisors of radiology facilities thereof. He is also a regular assistant courses and concresos on Surgery and Implantology to keep abreast of latest developments, and has written several publications in trade magazines as author and co-author.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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