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Can an oral surgeon help with my impacted teeth?

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An oral surgeon can help with impacted teeth. The condition mostly happens with wisdom teeth. But it can happen in other places in your mouth, too. When the teeth come through the gums for the first time, it might be crowded, so they either don’t come out at all or don’t come out completely. This can cause sore gums and infections. Your dentist or surgeon might recommend you get your wisdom teeth pulled, even before they present any problems.

From: Do You Need Oral Surgery? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: “Dentists: Doctors of Oral Health.”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Impacted Tooth.”

Mayo Clinic: “TMJ Disorders.”

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 29, 2018

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: “Dentists: Doctors of Oral Health.”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Impacted Tooth.”

Mayo Clinic: “TMJ Disorders.”

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 29, 2018

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