Why Do Teeth Become Impacted?
An impacted tooth is one that becomes blocked as it attempts to erupt through the gums and bone of your mouth. To remove these impacted teeth, surgery is often needed to carefully remove the tooth from the jaw without harming surrounding structures or nerves. Our team of oral surgeons have the skills and years of experience to successfully remove impacted teeth right in our office. While many dentists offer tooth extractions, oral surgeons are better equipped and trained to handle complications and prevent infections.
Typically, wisdom teeth become impacted due to the lack of space for them to grow in, but canine teeth or teeth that have been blocked by retained baby teeth can become impacted as well. When a tooth does not fully erupt, it can cause a variety of complications, including pain, infection and damage to surrounding teeth. We can expertly extract impacted teeth to solve these problems and prevent future concerns from developing.