An impacted tooth is a tooth that does not break through the gum. While the most common type of impacted tooth is a wisdom tooth, there are other teeth that can become impacted in the mouth and require removal. There are a variety of issues that can result from impacted teeth, making them important to have removed by a dental professional who specializes in impacted tooth removal. Dr. Mitul Patel at Family & Cosmetic Dental Care is a board certified Doctor of Dental Surgery and is highly qualified to remove impacted teeth.
At Family & Cosmetic Dental Care, the oral health of our patients is our highest priority. An impacted tooth can have severe symptoms such as pain or tenderness of the gums or jaw bone, prolonged headaches, infection, bad breath, and other serious complications. While impacted teeth often do not cause problems right away, they can push on adjacent teeth and eventually cause misalignment of the bite. This can be especially devastating to those who have spent time and money in orthodontic care. Teeth that are partially emerged can also cause problems because food and plaque can become trapped in the gums, which can lead to gingivitis and periodontal disease. Dental X-rays can confirm the presence of impacted teeth and can help dentists see how a partially impacted tooth is affecting neighboring teeth.
Impacted tooth removal is the usual treatment for an impacted tooth. Dr. Patel is an experienced dental surgeon and is highly certified to remove impacted teeth, including wisdom teeth. If you are looking for a dentist who is experienced in impacted tooth removal, contact Family & Cosmetic Dental Care today to schedule an appointment. We accept most dental insurance plans and are currently accepting new patients.
Posted by Mitul Patel DDS, Family & Cosmetic Dental Care
2627 Peachtree Pkwy Suite 440
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: (770) 888-3384