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Are There Any Treatment Options for Impacted Teeth Other Than Pulling Them?


Posted on 2/20/2019 by Scott Redlinger
Are There Any Treatment Options for Impacted Teeth Other Than Pulling Them?If you ask someone what they will have to do if they have an impacted tooth, you will hear one answer. They will need to have that tooth pulled out.

That is not something most people want to go through, so they start to wonder what other options do they have. They need the relief from the pain and discomfort that the impacted tooth causes, but they do not want to see it pulled out.

Room is the Key
There are many things that could mean a wisdom tooth needs to come out, but there is one thing a person must have if they want to avoid it. They need to have the room in their mouth for the wisdom teeth to fit in and to fully emerge.

There are a few things that can cause a person to lack the room for the wisdom teeth. Most of them, the individual has no control over such as heredity. One thing they do control is their diet. The diet people follow today is in part responsible for less room in the mouth. The problem with blaming diet as the reason there is not enough room is that it is too late to do anything about it as the wisdom teeth begin to emerge.

If there is room and the wisdom teeth are healthy, there is an option to consider.

Letting the Teeth Grow

Wisdom teeth can either fully emerge, partially emerge or become fully impacted. If there is room and they fully emerge all a person has to do is get through the discomfort and pain that they feel as the teeth emerge. If they partially emerge or are fully impacted, but there is room, it is possible to cut a flap in the gums that allows the wisdom teeth to fully emerge.

For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact the dental professionals at our office.

Scott M. Redlinger, DMD, MD

(775) 430-5355