Impacted teeth can cause serious oral health complications. An impacted tooth is one that is unable to break through the surface of the gumline, while a partially impacted tooth is one that is able to only partially push its way through the surface.
Impacted teeth generally occur with wisdom teeth – the third set of molars that begin to grow into place during your late teens and early 20s. If left untreated, an impacted tooth can damage surrounding teeth and can result in infection or misalignment. The crowding that may result from impacted teeth can also make your other teeth harder to clean and more susceptible to infection. Impacted teeth can also lead to swollen and tender gums, swelling of the jaw, bad breath and headaches.
At BGW, our dentists perform regular, full screenings, including X-rays, in order to determine the risks of potential impactions and help you avoid complications before they arise. However, if you have not seen a dentist in some time and are suffering from impacted teeth, our experienced and knowledgeable staff will examine your situation and determine the best course of action.
Typically, impacted teeth are extracted, and – thanks to our commitment to painless and innovative dentistry – our offices in both Braselton and Gainesville offers procedures that provide both optimal results and fast recovery times.
Regardless of the type of impaction you are experiencing – mesial (the tooth is angled forward, toward the front of the mouth), vertical (correct position but not fully grown), distal (tooth is angled toward the back of the mouth) or horizontal (the tooth is growing sideways) – we can correct the issue and get you back to carefree smiling.
Do not put this off. Contact us today at 678-582-8099 and let us cure your impacted teeth.