Why is my tooth impacted?
An impacted tooth is a tooth which
fails to erupt into the mouth remains buried by bone or
gum (gingiva) in the jaw. Impacted teeth may occur in
either the top (maxilla) or bottom (mandible)
jaw and commonly include canine, premolar and
Problems may be caused by teeth that do not fully erupt including infection and damage to adjacent teeth and the formation of cysts which may weaken the jaws.
How can impacted teeth be
The treatment options include surgical removal of the impacted tooth or
in some cases the tooth can be exposed.
This procedure involves locating and uncovering the impacted tooth
and attaching a small orthodontic bracket and chain to help align it into position.