How Impacted Eye Teeth Are Treated

Not everyone has wisdom teeth, and many of those who do end up getting them removed. This kind of tooth extraction in San Diego is common because wisdom teeth are no longer necessary for humans, and much of the time they just end up causing problems and painful symptoms. Impacted teeth are teeth that don’t fully erupt from under the gum line. They cause aches and pains, and the only way to alleviate the symptoms is to have the tooth pulled. Like wisdom teeth, eye teeth can also become impacted. The difference is that eye teeth still play a vital role in our mouths, whereas wisdom teeth have become vestigial. Here’s how impacted eye teeth are treated.

Since you need your eye teeth more than you need your wisdom teeth, it’s important to notice signs of impacted “canines” early on. Eye teeth are often impacted because there’s not enough room for them to emerge from the gums due to overcrowding in the mouth. In this case, orthodontics may help reorganize the emerged teeth and make room for the eye teeth to erupt. You might also have to have teeth pulled to create enough space for your eye teeth.

Impacted eye teeth

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