An impacted tooth is one that is lodged into the jaw bone and does not erupt properly. In many cases, this happens because there is not enough room for the tooth to erupt normally within the upper or lower dental arch. If left untreated, an impacted tooth can cause a variety of dental problems later on.
After Dr. Aaron Bushong has removed an impacted tooth, it is normal to have some discomfort and minor swelling. To help alleviate these side effects, we recommend that you apply a cold compress or icepack to the treated area in 20-minute segments. We can also provide you with prescription pain medication, which you should always take as directed.
Eat a diet of soft foods until the extraction site has healed.
If you have any questions about how to care for your mouth after a surgical procedure, or about impacted teeth in Wausau, Wisconsin, we encourage you to contact Wausau Smiles at 715-842-3933. We can help answer your questions and provide additional instructions.