It is not just wisdom teeth that can become impacted and cause dental problems. Any tooth can have difficulty in emerging through the gums -- with the result it will become impacted and can have serious dental consequences.

Problems caused by an impacted tooth:

  • Infections of the gum from bacterial build-up
  • Crooked, crowded or misaligned teeth
  • Damaged tooth roots

An impacted tooth can be difficult to identify. It is diagnosed by a dentist who can determine the best method of treatment for your specific situation.
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