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Posted on 9/20/2018 by Dr. Michael Allard
|An impacted tooth can cause excruciating, moderate pain or no pain at all, but chances are you will have some symptoms to identify the condition. The most common surgery involving impacted teeth is wisdom teeth surgery.
Early in your child's life, there will be signs he or she needs oral surgery to remove their wisdom teeth. This is due to not having enough room to welcome the wisdom teeth or because the tooth is coming in at a different angle, which can affect other adjacent teeth.
Symptoms of an Impacted ToothWhen patients' wisdom teeth get stuck at the end of the jaw and don't erupt it can develop into an impacted tooth that needs to be extracted. Some of the signs you can watch out for to see if you have an impacted tooth are:
Not removing an impacted tooth can lead to complications such as an abscess or the spread of infection, so it is not worth letting it get that far. If you or your child have been referred to our office with an impacted tooth, we urge you to call us as soon as you can for a consultation.
We will do a full set of X-rays to determine what the condition of the tooth is and if, in fact, it needs to be extracted. This is a time when you can ask any questions you may have regarding this surgery. Our surgeons have many years of experience and have treated thousands of patients successfully.
While any surgery carries a risk, removing impacted wisdom teeth is one of the most common operations we perform in our office. Our staff will do everything they can to ease your fears and give you all the information you need so you are prepared for the procedure and know what to expect during and after surgery.