Tooth impaction

What is Tooth impaction?

An impacted tooth is one that fails to erupt into the dental arch within the specific time. Because impacted teeth do not erupt, they are retained throughout the individual's lifetime unless extracted or exposed surgically.

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If I get the infection cured in my impacted tooth, do I still need a root...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No, impacted tooth need extraction in case of infection.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for writing in.

Infection in tooth can never be...

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Dear Sir or Madam
Pls find attached my x-ray. No current pain/issues.

1. Do my wisdom teeth have to be extracted? -Why?/Why not?
2. Which teeth are...

doctor1 MD

Dear Madam,
Thanks for the query.

Impacted tooth is generally caused by more tooth- less bone ratio, where the the third molar does not have space...

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hi plz help me pus is coming out from my last i.e. from back of my wisdom teeth from last 1yr every times i goes to doctor he says it is because of...

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Thanks for asking the query,

Pus discharge can be because of infection . Due to errupting wisdom tooth there can food accumulation causing...

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