Impacted Tooth

A tooth that has been blocked by adjacent teeth, bone, or gums from erupting into the mouth is called an impacted tooth. The symptoms that result from a tooth getting impacted are red and swollen gums, food impaction, bad breath, pain on chewing, and difficulty opening the mouth. The wisdom teeth and canines are the teeth that commonly get impacted.

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My impacted canine could not move with the orthodontic treatment. Can I try again?

Query: Hi doctor,I had braces earlier and the orthodontist said that my tooth is ankylosed. He explained that my canine tooth will not come down. I even had the surgery to bring the canine down by attaching it to a hook and a chain, but nothing happened. Hence, I just want to know whether I can get the bra...  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hi,Welcome to Hope you are doing well.Yes, you can surely get your canine in place. The tooth in this condition is known as an impacted tooth.The impaction occurs due to the following reasons: Any obstruction or barrier preventing the tooth to come down.Lack of space for the tooth to en...  Read Full »

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