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Have you ever heard of impacted teeth? Do you ever wonder exactly what an impacted tooth could do the health of your smile? Do you know what you can do to address this issue? Fortunately, there are a number of things you could consider doing.

As you may know, an impacted tooth is a tooth that can’t break through your gums. Often, your tooth can’t break through the gum line because there isn’t enough room for it. Your third molars, which are also known as wisdom teeth, are actually the most likely to be impacted, but your other teeth could also become impacted. An impacted tooth can lead to other problems and can disturb the position of your other teeth. However, an impacted tooth can be completely painless, and you may not realize you have an issue.

If you have an impacted tooth, your gums could also swell or become infected. This may be painful and could cause infections in your other teeth. An impacted tooth could also lead to infections in your jaw and ear as well. You may be able to recognize an impacted tooth if you have a constant bad taste in your mouth, bad breath, or pain when you bite or chew.

Typically, our team can address this issue simply by removing the tooth. If you’re interested in learning more about impacted teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact Kentuckiana Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates at 502-587-7874. Dr. Will Allen and our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon!