Impacted Teeth

Impacted Teeth

Even though it is time for teething, the teeth that are not included in the tooth array and are left under mucosa or bone are called impacted teeth.
Impacted teeth may tend to teethe in the following periods due to the pressure developed due to the use of prosthesis in the patient.

Why do teeth stay impacted?

Local causes

  • Thickening the mucosa on the teeth of long-lasting inflammation
  • Pressure of neighboring teeth
  • Very dense bone structure
  • Abnormal positions
  • Shortness of area in the jaw

Systemic reasons

  • Genetic reasons
  • Diseases (scarlet fever, measles, chickenpox, etc.) and medications used during pregnancy
  • Anemia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Lip cuts

Radiographic Assessment

A radiographic assessment is required to determine the shape of the impacted tooth, its proximity to neighboring anatomic gaps, and whether there is a pathological condition around it. Periapical, occlusal and panoramic radiographies are used for radiographic assessment.

Cases requiring extraction of impacted teeth

  • Impacted teeth damaging neighboring teeth
  • Impacted teeth that pose an infection risk
  • Teeth that prevent orthodontic treatment
  • Impacted teeth that cause or are present in pathological formations such as cysts and tumors
  • Impacted teeth that form focal infection focus
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