impaction, tooth

impaction, tooth,

n a situation in which an unerupted tooth is wedged against another tooth or teeth or otherwise located so that it cannot erupt normally.
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It is a reactive lesion of oral cavity less commonly occurs on gingival and alveolar ridge as a result of local irritating factors such as food impaction, tooth extraction, ill fitting dentures, poor dental restorations, plaque and calculus.