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Impacted tooth is the one that erupts through the gums or erupts only partially by the expected age. The common symptoms of impacted tooth are swelling, halitosis, intermittent pain, etc.
The symptoms such as swelling on the gums, pain, irritation, pain while eating and bad breath can last from days to months and can be recurrent. If there is intermittent pain, it is only relieved when the tooth is extracted.
Wisdom tooth can often cause problem and can become impacted. Your dentist will do a clinical examination and tests such as X-rays to diagnose the impacted tooth.
Consult your dentist if you have pain in your molar teeth as an impacted tooth can cause various problems such as damage to neighboring teeth, distortion of the bite.
Impacted tooth can cause formation of a follicular (dentigerous) cyst as well. This can injure nearby teeth and even destroy the nearby bone.