Impacted Teeth

What Does It Mean To Have Impacted Teeth?

When you have an impacted tooth, this means that a tooth hasn’t erupted (grown out past the gums) or has only partially erupted. Teeth that haven’t erupted sometimes are blocked by other teeth or may be facing the wrong direction. In some cases, like with wisdom teeth, it’s not always clear why teeth haven’t erupted.

Why Should I Fix Impacted Teeth?

Impacted teeth usually have to be dealt with, as they can cause problems such as swollen gums, jaw pain, and headaches. When it comes to a beautiful, functional smile, ensuring that impacted canine teeth are corrected is especially important. 

Long-term issues of impacted teeth include tooth decay and eventually gingivitis and misaligned teeth. An experienced orthodontist can complete X-rays to get a better look at the area and judge if the teeth need to be removed. 

What Is The Best Way To Treat Impacted Teeth?

If you have swollen gums, jaw pain, or headaches, or if you suspect you may have an impacted tooth, turn to Adirondack Orthodontics. We can provide an exam and let you know if this is an issue that will need surgery for extraction. We only suggest services that you need for optimal oral health, and we can provide financing and payment options along the way to make our services as affordable as possible. 

Call us today to schedule an appointment at one of our locations and find out how we’ve become the most trusted orthodontist in the Capital Region.

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