Impacted Teeth(buried teeth) are teeth which are partially erupted or are unable to erupt. They could be due to improper position of the developing tooth buds or to the lack of proper spaces in the dental arch for eruption.
Insufficient space can be caused by early loss of primary teeth or crowding of teeth.
Most patients with buried or impacted teeth are usually unaware of the problem.
This condition is usually picked up during early orthodontic evaluation.
With proper management such as space maintenance or creation, timely extraction of milk teeth or active guidance with braces,
the impacted tooth can be, in most cases, guided into the correct position.
Impacted teethshould be detected at an early age as it can cause
- Root resorption to surrounding teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Poor bite as alignment and occlusion are affected
- Cyst Development