Having an impacted tooth means that you have a tooth that wants to descend into your jaw in its rightful location, but for some reason, it cannot do so. The tooth is stuck. Many think the tooth will just sit there, but that is rarely the case.
Most of the time, the tooth keeps trying to descend into place, causing chaos in its wake, not to mention pain. If you have a tooth that is trying to come in, but can't do it, then talk with your dentist. They may be able to help get that tooth into the spot it was meant to go in.
Ignoring an Impacted Tooth Can Be Painful and DangerousWhen you have a tooth that is repeatedly trying to push its way into your jaw, it can cause a lot of damage. First, the gums may be getting poked open then being forced to close over and over again.
This can cause scar tissue on your gums, plus it can lead to an infection. Second, the teeth that the impacted tooth is pushing against are being traumatized. Finally, those teeth may be forced out of their natural location, which is not only painful, but also a problem with how your teeth come together.
What you need to do is go in and have your dentist check the problem with the tooth that cannot come in. There is usually a reason that the tooth is not able to come in. Most reasons can be rectified through proper treatment.
However, when a tooth is unable to come in and there is no space to allow that tooth to come in, it is important to have that tooth extracted so it doesn't cause damage to the surrounding teeth. Find out what options you have from your dentist today!
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