Having a healthy smile means paying close attention to what’s happening to your teeth. Sometimes, tooth impaction can occur, a condition in which the tooth does not come through the gum properly, causing pain and alignment problems. If you have impacted teeth, it is best to get help for them right away. For impacted teeth removal or other help, contact Splendid Dental Bellaire for an immediate appointment.
Why Are Impacted Teeth a Bad Thing?
When you have tooth impaction, that indicates a tooth is under the gums or partially exposed but cannot properly emerge. When this happens, that tooth could push other teeth out of the way. It may also cause your teeth to decay faster, leading to potential infections and even more pain. Our goal is to reduce these risks by handling impacted teeth as soon as possible.
- Early removal means no misalignment of other teeth.
- Impacted teeth can increase infection risks.
- Untreated, impacted teeth can cause early tooth decay.
- Impacted teeth in younger children can lead to dental complications.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth Are Somewhat Common
Most dentists recommend the removal of wisdom teeth before they start to emerge. Most wisdom teeth emerge between the ages of 18 and 25. Many wisdom teeth are impacted, which means that they are at an angle and likely to cause significant pain for you when they do emerge. To avoid this, we often recommend impacted teeth removal before they even come through. However, if your teeth have come through, we can still help you to remove them safely.
Other Tooth Impaction
There are other situations where tooth impaction can occur. For example, when the adult teeth, especially the canines, are not properly aligned in children, they can push the other teeth out of the way. This is often a genetic condition, but it can be improved upon using orthodontic services. We encourage you to get help for these types of impacted teeth as soon as possible to ensure the best possible outcome for your son or daughter. We can help you with this in our office.
What to Expect with Impacted Teeth Removal
When you have impacted teeth, removing those teeth becomes a priority before they start to damage the other teeth or cause pain for you. Our team will communicate with you about the best possible outcome for your tooth impaction. Many times, we encourage impacted teeth removal using our oral surgeon.
During this procedure, you will have general anesthesia to allow you to remain pain-free. Our oral surgeon can carefully extract the tooth for you and stitch up the location to ensure it heals well. Keep in mind that you can still get care to restore that tooth. For example, if we have to remove one of your teeth during this procedure, a dental implant may give you an artificial tooth.
Keeping Your Dental Health a Priority
When it comes to impacted teeth removal, our professionals are here to help you. We also will provide you with recommendations for other types of care you may need. Remember, every situation is different, but we may recommend care such as:
- General dental cleanings
- Periodontal disease treatment
- Dental implant placement
- Orthodontics and braces
- Cosmetic dentistry services
Be sure to work with us on a routine basis to catch any concerns with tooth impaction early on and treat it.
Ensure Your Dental Health Is a Priority by Calling Splendid Dental Bellaire
Impacted teeth can develop into worse problems if you do not take care of them right away. Our team can help you with tooth impaction and your general dental needs. If you know you need impacted teeth removal or that you have impacted wisdom teeth, contact our offices for immediate help. Call Splendid Dental Bellaire at 832.365.4860 for guidance.