01 Aug Treatment For Your Impacted Tooth
An impacted tooth is one that only partially erupts, and could lead to serious complications with the function and appearance of your smile. Your oral health could suffer as well! But with the right treatment, we could correct this serious oral health concern. Our Charlottesville, VA clinic can help you find the right solution for your impacted tooth, or help you avoid the onset of one!
The Causes and Risks of Impacted Teeth
Impacted teeth could occur due to issues with the eruption of the permanent teeth. For some, there might not be enough room to accommodate these new teeth, leading to a partial eruption. The most common reason is the arrival of the wisdom teeth, the new molars that erupt as we enter adulthood, pushing 32 teeth into a space that really only accommodates 28. When a tooth only partially erupts, this could lead to discomfort, infection, a higher risk for tumors or cysts, misalignment, and other issues with the health, function, and beauty of the smile.
Examining Your Smile
Our team will employ digital imaging technology to examine the smile and assess the position of these impacted teeth. From there, we can plan the treatment process. For wisdom teeth and other partially erupted teeth, we recommend this procedure be done as soon as possible. For people 25 and younger, the procedure is much simpler and the healing time shorter. The procedure itself could take as little as 30 minutes! For older patients, this can involve a longer process and a lengthier healing period.
Our team will remove the teeth in question to help improve your oral health and avoid further complications. Using digital imagery, we can identify the position of the tooth, so our team can extract them without encountering blood vessels, nerve tissues, or sinus cavities. If the teeth are not wisdom teeth and located closer to the front of the mouth, we will often collaborate with orthodontists, so we can remove the tooth and the orthodontist can begin treatment to move the rest into proper positions. Our team will employ sedation and anesthesia to ensure the procedure is a comfortable one, and that you enjoy a positive experience in our office.
If you have any questions about bringing relief for impacted teeth with oral surgery, then contact our team today to learn more. We’re ready to tackle this concern and offer optimal results for our patients.
Talk To Our Charlottesville, VA, Clinic About Your Tooth Impaction
If you would like to learn more about restoring the health and function of your smile with oral surgery, call our Charlottesville, VA clinic at (434) 282-2275. Don’t let this oral health concern alter the beauty and function of your smile in negative ways, seek treatment to protect your smile!