An Impacted Tooth Can Cause Problems for You, Warns Colchester Dentist

There are certain teeth that have a lot of difficulty in coming out fully and remain stuck inside the gum. These teeth are most likely to be wisdom teeth or the third molars, because they arrive long after the other permanent teeth are in place. The reasons that these teeth have difficulty coming out properly could be that there is no space left on the jaw or if the teeth are misaligned. A tooth in this condition is called an impacted tooth and while it does not necessarily cause any pain, it can result in a lot of problems for a person.

The chief problem with such a tooth is that it is difficult to clean and therefore susceptible to tooth decay. It can also result in problems of the gums and can cause a person to suffer from bad breath. This tooth can also exert a steady and constant pressure on the other teeth, causing them to move out of alignment. This can ruin the smile of the person and also lead to uneven wearing down of the teeth.

According to a dentist who has a practice in Colchester, a great majority of people do nothing to get their impacted teeth removed even though dental extraction is a pretty straightforward process. They delay doing anything about it until they reach a point where they have to deal with gum disease or weakened and dislodged teeth in addition to removing the impacted tooth that has caused the problem in the first place. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.