How Can An Oral Surgeon Help My Impacted Tooth?

An Impacted Tooth is a Tooth that gets trapped in your gums. Whether it’s completely or partially impacted, it can have a severe effect on your oral health. Plus, Impacted Teeth can be very painful. Once a tooth becomes impacted, it always requires professional care.

There are many types of Oral Surgery and surgical procedures. We are committed to our unique approach that is centered on personal care and attention to detail. Each of our experienced doctors and team members at The Oral Surgery Institute of The Carolinas strives to ease your concerns, answer all of your questions, and make every patient feel like family.

The Oral Surgery Institute of The Carolinas strives to provide an incredible experience! Contact us today! – 336-275-6600 Greensboro – (336) 318-1014 Asheboro

Impacted Tooth FAQs

How Can An Oral Surgeon Help My Impacted Tooth

Your Oral Surgeon will evaluate your teeth and mouth to determine if you have impacted wisdom teeth or if another condition is causing your problems. Such evaluations typically include:

  • Questions about your Dental Symptoms and General Health
  • An examination of the condition of your teeth and gums
  • Dental X-rays can reveal the presence of impacted teeth, as well as signs of damage to teeth or bone

When To Try Nonsurgical Treatment For Impacted Teeth?

Teeth become impacted when they can’t fully emerge from your gum line, we recommend nonsurgical care if:

  • Your mouth is still developing
  • Your Tooth is partially impacted

When To Consider Surgery For Your Impacted Teeth?

Sometimes, surgical extraction is the best option for impacted teeth, we recommend surgery if:

  • Your tooth is severely impacted
  • Your tooth is decayed

What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of An Impacted Tooth?

Impacted teeth may or may not cause symptoms. For some people, an impacted tooth stays without producing any pain or damaging other teeth or jawbone. However, for others, an impacted tooth can get infected or create dental issues. If that happens, you can experience symptoms like:

  • Pain or swelling in your gums and jaw
  • Sensitive or bleeding gums
  • Unsavory taste in your mouth
  • Stinky breath

What Are The Complications Of An Impacted Tooth?

  • Abscess of the tooth or gum area
  • Chronic discomfort in the mouth
  • Infection
  • Malocclusion (poor alignment) of the teeth
  • Plaque trapped between teeth and gums
  • Periodontal disease on the neighboring tooth
  • Nerve damage is if the impacted tooth is near a nerve in the jaw called the mandibular nerve

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Contact The Oral Surgery Institute Of The Carolinas Today!

The Oral Surgery Institute of The Carolinas was founded in 2006 on the principles of compassionate care, innovative techniques, and an overarching love for patients and the community. Our board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons have remained committed to the founding principles and to continuing the mission of providing an incredible experience of superior Oral Surgery care. Our practice continues to carry on the high standards of the profession and give back to the community beyond the walls of the practice.

The Oral Surgery Institute of The Carolinas strives to provide an incredible experience! Contact us today! – (336)-275-6600 Greensboro – (336) 318-1014 Asheboro