IMPACTED TOOTH OPERATIONS
Wisdom teeth, which are the third molar teeth, remain in the jawbone half or fully buried when the eruption paths are inclined and there is not enough space inside the mouth. They may cause swelling, inflammation, pain or cyst formation due to their position. In such a case, the impacted tooth must be taken with surgical intervention.
It is a frequently encountered condition that canine teeth, are impacted. It is possible that the buried canine teeth can continue to erupt in the mouth with orthodontic treatment, most of the time. However, the impacted canine should be surgically removed if it is in a horizontal position. If it remains impacted, there is a risk that it will damage the healthy tissues and the roots of other healthy teeth around it.
It is not right to expect the impacted wisdom and canine teeth to create another problem in order to extract them. When it is understood that they are not able to reach the mouth, measures should be taken against many different problems they can cause in the future
At the root apex of the teeth, infections caused by both teeth and gums can progressively cause serious damage to the bone in that area. As a result, large lesions and even cysts may occur. These cysts are surgically taken under local anesthesia. Biologically compatible materials (bone graft) are filled in the damaged bone in the region during the operation.
Nowadays, it is possible to preserve natural tissues inside the mouth with the treatments to be performed. However, in some cases, there may be indications of tooth extraction. For example, due to lack of space in orthodontic patients or periodontal (gingival diseases) reasons, impacted or half-impacted problematic teeth can be extracted.