What Are the Health Risks of an Impacted Tooth?

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An impacted tooth is a tooth that doesn’t emerge through the gums all the way. Impacted teeth commonly happen with wisdom teeth, the third molars that are the last to erupt in the mouth, but an impacted tooth could be any tooth in the mouth.

Children may have impacted teeth when they lose their baby teeth and are waiting for a permanent tooth to erupt, but the adult tooth doesn’t make it in all the way [1]. Although experts aren’t sure why impacted teeth happen, we do know that they have certain health risks when left untreated.

An Article by Dr. Omar Sattout. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

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