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Impacted Teeth

Specialist Salvatore Giunta, 20, from Cedar Rapids Iwoa, a US paratrooper with first squad first platoon, battle company, 2nd battalion, 503d regiment, 173d airborne brigade waits to go out on a new patrol at the third day of a five days strike package in the southern Afghaninstan Zabul Province on October 01 2005.

Just reading the words “impacted teeth” may cause you to cringe. The pain can come out of nowhere, causing a putting a major stumbling block in your day. Dental and oral health are extremely vital to a healthy lifestyle. Lifetime Family Dental, located in Gilbert Arizona has excellent, capable staff that can help you with all your cosmetic and general dentistry needs. We want to ensure you have a quality life without any dental pain.

What is an Impacted Tooth?

A tooth is considered impacted when the tooth is below the surface of the gums and unable to break through, or only partially break through. This can be a result of crowding of the teeth or limited space in the bone structure itself.


There is no reason to fear an impacted tooth when Lifetime Family Dental is close by, but there are some signs to pay attention to. These signs include:

  1. 1. Pain: Pain is your body’s trigger-light that something is not right. When you are experiencing pain in the back of your mouth, it can be a throbbing that does not go away. This may be due to your wisdom teeth being impacted, and if untreated, the pain can increase to other teeth around it.
  2. 2. Headaches or Jaw Ache: If your wisdom teeth are trying to come in, it can create immense pressure on your bone. The jaw bone connects to your head and skull, so impacted teeth can result in pressure headaches, with tender jaw bones.
  3. 3. Swelling: In order to compensate for the pain from your impacted tooth, your body may create swelling of the tissues around your tooth. Swelling and redness may start in the gum tissue around the impacted tooth, but then can spread to swelling of your jaw itself. Without treatment, infection is a possibility; your lymph nodes and glands in your neck may swell also.


If you are experiencing any of the above signs, you may be suffering from an impacted tooth. If this is the case, it is important for you to get it looked at by your experienced, friendly dentist at Lifetime Family Dental. We are passionate about providing services to give you the most pain-free, quality life possible. To learn more, contact us today!


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