Michael Kelley DDS

Clock Tower Dental Associates

516-352-1000

110 New Hyde Park Road
 Franklin Square, NY 11010

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110 New Hyde Park Road
Franklin Square, New York 11010
Phone: 516-352-1000
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Impacted Tooth

An impacted tooth is a tooth that has not broken through the gums. This condition is most commonly associated with wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth may remain in the gums causing no symptoms or side effects, however, in many cases, an impacted tooth can cause swelling and pain.

An impacted tooth may occur because of an overcrowded jaw or because the tooth is coming in at an odd angle and there is no room for the tooth to descend into the mouth.

Symptoms of an Impacted Tooth

In some cases, an impacted tooth will show no signs at all. Symptoms of an impacted tooth may include:

  • Bad breath
  • Painful gums
  • Swelling
  • Infection
  • Difficulty opening the mouth

To diagnose an impacted tooth, the dentist will inspect the affected area and perform dental X-rays to confirm that the tooth is impacted.

Treatment of an Impacted Tooth

There are different methods of treatment for an impacted tooth. An impacted tooth that is not causing any symptoms may require no treatment at all. Infection caused by the impacted tooth may be treated with antibiotics. An impacted tooth that is causing pain and discomfort will usually require extraction to relieve symptoms. Most people recover well from tooth extraction with minimal complications.

For more information about Impacted Tooth, Call Michael Kelley's office at 516-591-3905

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