Surgical Dentistry: Impacted Teeth
What is an impacted or ectopic tooth?
Similar to impacted wisdom teeth, an impacted tooth has for some reason, been blocked from breaking through the gum. An ectopic tooth is when a tooth breaks through the gum, but is not in the right position, causing issues to surrounding structures.
What are the symptoms of an impacted tooth?
Oftentimes, impacted teeth cause no obvious symptoms and are only discovered during a routine X-ray at the dentist’s office.