impacted teeth
9Nov, 2017

Impacted Teeth: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Complications and Treatment

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An impacted tooth is one that fails to erupt into the dental arch within the expected developmental window. Because impacted teeth do not erupt, they are retained throughout the individual’s lifetime unless extracted or exposed surgically. Teeth may become impacted because of adjacent teeth, dense overlying bone, excessive soft tissue or a genetic abnormality. Any tooth can be impacted but the third molars are frequently impacted because they are the last teeth to erupt in the oral cavity. The third molars usually begin to erupt at the age seventeen to […]