Here at the office of Dr. Elliott Ostro, the top New York City oral surgery expert, one common service that we provide for patients is we can uncover impacted teeth. If a tooth does not erupt from the jaw properly, it can become impacted. A tooth can remain impacted for a number of reasons. In some cases, the teeth are simply overcrowded and there is not enough space for the new tooth to come in properly. In other cases, the jaw is too small to accommodate the tooth. For some patients, the tooth comes in twisted or displaced in some way, making it impossible for the tooth to erupt fully. Many people do not realize they have an impacted tooth until they visit a dental professional, because in many cases impacted teeth are not painful. However, impacted teeth can eventually become painful and cause serious problems. In some cases, an impacted tooth will push on the tooth adjacent to it, causing a misaligned bite.If you have an impacted tooth that has partially begun to erupt, it can easily trap food debris, plaque, and other similar debris in the tissue surrounding it, which can then cause inflammation in the gums as well as tenderness and pain in the surrounding area. If you think you have an impacted tooth, you should visit New York City oral surgery expert Dr. Ostro so that we can uncover the tooth and decide how to treat it. There are several methods that can be used to uncover the tooth. The method that Dr. Ostro chooses depends on a few different factors, including the location of the impacted tooth, the extent to which it is impacted, and so on. Our New York City oral surgery expert will be happy to discuss how the uncovering process and then the actual treatment process could work for you during your next visit to Dr. Ostro’s office.
If you would like to learn more about uncovering impacted teeth or any of the other many services provided by our New York City oral surgery specialist, we encourage you to visit Dr. Ostro’s main website, where you can find additional information on these topics and more. If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact our staff either by phone or online for assistance.