Impacted Tooth      For more details visithttp://www.smilecareworld.com
What Is Impacted Tooth? An impacted tooth is a tooth that fails to emerge or emerges only partiallythrough the gums. The...
Symptoms of Impacted Tooth1. Bad breath2. Pain or tenderness of the gums or jaw bone3. Prolonged headache or jaw ache4. Di...
Treatment of Impacted Tooth1. Removal of the tooth (extraction)is the usual treatment for an impacted tooth. Thisis done i...
About Smile CareSmile Care® has spearheaded the cause of modern dentistryin India through its multitude of activities in t...
Contact Details                            Smile Care Clinic                         Bandra, Vashi, KolhapurEmail: info@sm...
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  1. 1. Impacted Tooth For more details visithttp://www.smilecareworld.com
  2. 2. What Is Impacted Tooth? An impacted tooth is a tooth that fails to emerge or emerges only partiallythrough the gums. The most common teeth to become impacted are the wisdom teeth (thethird molars). They are the last teeth to emerge usually between the age of 17 and 21. Impacted wisdom teeth are very common. They often push on the nexttooth causing mal-alignment of the bite. They could be responsible for causing a “hit and slide” movement of thelower jaw due to their premature contact by virtue of their emerging position.This can further cause joint problems manifested as pain in jaw muscles,headaches, neck muscle stiffness etc. A partially emerged tooth can trap food, plaque and other debris in the softtissue around it, leading to inflammation and tenderness of the gums andunpleasant odor. This area being difficult to clean can cause prolonged foodlodgment and eventually cause decay (cavity) of the third molar and also thesecond molar. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
  3. 3. Symptoms of Impacted Tooth1. Bad breath2. Pain or tenderness of the gums or jaw bone3. Prolonged headache or jaw ache4. Difficulty in mouth opening5. Swelling of the gums around the tooth6. Swollen lymph node (occasionally) For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
  4. 4. Treatment of Impacted Tooth1. Removal of the tooth (extraction)is the usual treatment for an impacted tooth. Thisis done in the dentist’s office. Antibiotics may be prescribed before the extraction ifthe tooth is infected.2. Over the counter pain relivers may be helpful if the tooth causes discomfort.warmsalt water or over the counter mouthwashes may be soothing to the gums. Howeverthey will only provide temporary relief. It is important to visit the Dentist for the rightcourse of treatment.3. No treatment may be needed if the impacted tooth is not causing any problems. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
  5. 5. About Smile CareSmile Care® has spearheaded the cause of modern dentistryin India through its multitude of activities in the field ofdentistry.Smile Care® is involved in Clinical Services, ContinuingEducation, Clinical Research, Public Awareness and ScientificPublication in the field of dentistry and offers the synergisticbenefit of these activities to all its clients. For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
  6. 6. Contact Details Smile Care Clinic Bandra, Vashi, KolhapurEmail: info@smilecareindia.comBandra : 91 -22-26400188 / 83 & 91-22-26431670 / 71Kolhapur : 91 231 2540648 / 49Website: http://www.smilecareworld.com For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com
  7. 7. Issued in Public Interest byFor more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com

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