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Dental Implants & Dental Surgery (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)

Impacted Teeth Surgery

Impacted teeth are the ones which remain stuck in gum tissue or bone for various reasons. These teeth may be partially or completely impacted within gingival and bone tissues.

 

This most commonly happens with the wisdom teeth (the third set of molars) (see Wisdom Teeth Surgery). Canine and premolar teeth can also be impacted in smaller ratios than wisdom teeth.

Impacted teeth are not extracted in all cases. When impacted teeth threaten the health of adjacent teeth, cause abscesses and cysts (see Cyst Surgery), hinder orthodontic treatment (see Orthodontics), extraction is more suitable. 

Keywords: impacted teeth, wisdom teeth, cyst, abscess, surgery