Wisdom teeth

Wisdom tooth

If the wisdom tooth becomes impacted against another tooth, food debris and bacteria can become lodged between the teeth and give rise to tooth decay. If the decay progresses, it can spread into the pulp of the adjacent tooth, resulting…

Cysts

Dentigerous cysts may develop around the crowns of unerupted teeth. A cyst is a fluid-filled sac formed from the cells around a developing tooth. Cysts may enlarge and apply pressure on the surrounding structures. Cysts are usually removed surgically. Tweet

Freeing impacted teeth

Impacted teeth can be dis-impacted with orthodontic braces, provided there is space available for them to move. Before the teeth are dis-impacted, one must assess whether it is worthwhile keeping the teeth. Are the teeth badly decayed? Are they inaccessible…

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