An impacted tooth simply means that it is “stuck” and cannot erupt into function. Patients frequently develop problems with impacted third molar (wisdom) teeth.
These teeth get “stuck” in the back of the jaw and can develop painful infections among a host of other problems (see Wisdom Tooth Surgery under treatments).
Since there is rarely a functional need for wisdom teeth, they are usually extracted if they develop problems. The maxillary cuspid (canine) is the second most common tooth to become impacted.
However, any tooth in the mouth can get impacted.
Painless removal of such impacted teeth is routinely performed by Dr.Mukul Padhye at our centers.