Oral Facial Surgery of Orange Park provides impacted teeth removal in Orange Park, FL. Call 904-269-5195 to learn more and schedule an appointment.
An impacted tooth is blocked from erupting through the gum's surface. In addition to wisdom teeth, other impacted teeth, such as canines, that are blocked from coming in properly:
- May instead come in at an angle, pushing against the molars and causing overcrowding.
- May not erupt fully, remaining instead either partially or fully below the gum line.
- May cause bacteria to become trapped beneath the gum, leading to infection and gum disease.
Extraction can generally be an effective means of preventing crowding of the teeth, impaction of wisdom teeth, red, swollen, or painful gums caused by a partially erupted wisdom tooth, gum disease, and tooth decay.
Depending on the complexity of the extraction, the doctor will use local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, oral sedation, or IV sedation to increase patient comfort during and after the procedure. Generally, the procedure can be performed in the doctor’s office.