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Impacted Teeth Removal in Rockville

Dr. Sreeni provides impacted teeth removal in Rockville, MD. Call us today at 301-294-8700 to schedule an appointment. 

What Are Impacted Teeth? 

Impacted teeth are teeth that either cannot erupt through the gum tissue at all or are only able to erupt partially. There are many possible reasons for this, with lack of space being the most common. Many young adults have wisdom teeth that are either fully or partially impacted, and children may have impacted cuspid (canine) teeth when their secondary teeth begin to erupt.

What to Expect

Because oral surgery is required to extract impacted teeth, the recovery is longer than that of a simple extraction. Tenderness and swelling may continue for a week  and you should expect to take some time away from work and school to recover. 

Impacted canine teeth are often removed in conjunction with an orthodontist; if the primary teeth are still in place, they will be removed and if necessary, the secondary tooth will be surgically exposed, allowing for an orthodontic bracket to be attached so the tooth can be pulled up or down.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Impacted Teeth

Are impacted teeth dangerous?

Impacted teeth can cause many complications, ranging from the formation of cysts, damage to adjacent teeth, infection of the tooth, gums, jaw bones and pain. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to get prompt treatment.

Does impacted tooth surgery hurt?

Most patients prefer to be asleep for extraction of impacted teeth. This is accomplished with an IV in the arm through which you will receive medications that make you go to sleep pleasantly. You will also be given local anesthetic so you will not be in any pain on awakening.  After the procedure, you will continue to be numb for many hours and if you follow instructions and take your pain medications as advised before numbing medications wear off, you should experience minimal discomfort post surgery. We will prescribe pain medication (mild and strong) to help you manage this discomfort.

How long does impacted tooth surgery take?

You can expect your surgery to take between 30 to 90 minutes, on average, depending on how many teeth are impacted and whether they are fully impacted or partially impacted.

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