Another fantastic use of lasers in uncovering an impacted tooth
or removal of extra tissue to enable correct bracket placement during orthodontic treatments.
It's bad enough to have one impacted tooth
but I had to go the extra mile and have two, which without delay were surgically removed, and discarded.
By definition an impacted tooth
is the one that fails to achieve its functional position in the oral cavity within the estimated time frame and remains embedded.
They relate to a continuing court battle that has pitted the federal government against Josey Willier, a teenager from Sucker Creek First Nation, who for two years complained of chronic headaches and jaw pain stemming from an impacted tooth
and a severe overbite.
Radiographic evaluation revealed a well-circumscribed radiopaque mass extending between the distal of first molar and ascending ramus over an impacted tooth
When associated with an unerupted/impacted tooth
, the radiopacities may be seen clustering near the tooth crown with the apex perforating the cortex, which is confused with other lesions associated with impacted tooth
such as dentigerous cyst, AOT (Adenomatoid Odontogenic Tumour) and the calcifying odontogenic cyst.
Diagnosis is generally made through routine radiographic examinations performed to look for an impacted tooth
as a cause of the swelling.
Frequencies and percentages were presented for all qualitative variables: gender, anatomic location, swelling, pain, caries, tooth mobility, sinus, paraesthesia, unilocular, multilocular, smooth, sclerotic, poorly defined margins and association with impacted tooth
Beckera and Chaushu reported that 11 patients with 20 severely resorbed maxillary incisors caused by an associated adjacent impacted canine were healed without any treatment once pressure on the impacted tooth
Patients with an impacted tooth
were significantly younger than those without an impacted tooth
They can be associated with an impacted tooth
, mimicking a dentigerous cyst, and can sometimes be complex with multiple septations, making it difficult to differential OKC from ameloblastoma.
Cases of resorption caused by an impacted tooth
[8-10] or supernumerary tooth  have been reported.