What does it mean when my dentist tells me a tooth is impacted?

Impacted is just a fancy word for blocked. The tooth may either be blocked by another tooth or by bone. Wisdom teeth are the most common example. These teeth are more difficult to remove and have a higher risk for problems during the removal so they are best handled by an oral surgeon. If you require an oral surgeon, please call our office at (512) 582-7970 and we will be happy to find one for you.

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