Impacted Teeth - Alpharetta, GA

The Surgical Experts in Impacted Teeth

The Risk of Impacted Teeth

Impacted teeth are teeth that have failed to erupt through the gum tissue. This can be due to a variety of situations, including lack of space or incorrect position, that ultimately lead to an increased risk for damaging other teeth or causing infection. While the most common type of impacted teeth is wisdom teeth, other permanent teeth can be affected as well, especially the canines. Due to the surgical nature required when extracting or exposing impacted teeth, seeking the experts is the safest and most beneficial option. As an oral surgeon, Dr. Christian Loetscher has achieved the highest level of training in surgical procedures involving impacted teeth and is a certified anesthesiologist, safely completing these treatments on a daily basis.

 

Symptoms of Impacted Teeth

  • Bad breath or bad taste in mouth
  • Swollen, red, or bleeding gums
  • Difficulty or pain opening mouth
  • Pain when chewing or biting

What to Expect with Us

Much like wisdom teeth extraction, impacted teeth are removed or exposed during a surgical procedure. By exceeding the safety and sanitary standards required by the state, our modern practice includes state-of-the-art operating rooms equipped with the latest surgical technology. In addition, we can offer the highest form of comfort with general anesthesia in our Alpharetta, GA practice, as well as other forms of sedation. When you are comfortable and under proper sedation or anesthesia, we make a small incision in the gum tissue, then if necessary, remove a small portion of bone to gain access to the impacted tooth. If your dentist or orthodontist recommends exposure of an impacted canine, this is most likely all your procedure will entail. Otherwise, we will carefully extract the tooth and suture the gums back in place. Our surgical protocols make this procedure simple and highly comfortable and safe for you. Most patients fully recover and are free from associated pain after just a few days.

 

Lauren explains what a new patient should expect at Atlanta Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C.
Lauren explains what a new patient should expect at Atlanta Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C.

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