dental impaction


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impaction

 [im-pak´shun]
the condition of being wedged in firmly.
bony impaction a dental impaction in which the blockage consists of both bone and soft tissue.
dental impaction the blocking of a tooth by a physical barrier, such as a neighboring tooth, so that it cannot erupt; see also impacted tooth.
Impaction of the third molar. From Dorland's, 2000.
fecal impaction see fecal impaction.
soft tissue impaction a dental impaction in which the blockage consists of soft tissue only.

den·tal im·pac·tion

confinement of a tooth in the alveolus and prevention of its eruption into normal position.
See also: impacted tooth.

dental impaction

Dentistry The interlocking of teeth, especially of wisdom teeth, in which the crown of a developing/emerging tooth is locked by another crown Clinical Pain, displacement of teeth, changed “bite” Management Analgesics, antibiotics, surgical removal

den·tal im·pac·tion

(dentăl im-pakshŭn)
Confinement of a tooth in the alveolus and prevention of its eruption into normal position.

den·tal im·pac·tion

(dentăl im-pakshŭn)
Confinement of a tooth in alveolus and prevention of its eruption into normal position.
See also: impacted tooth
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Mandibular second premolars alone account for 24 Percent of all dental impactions exclud- ing molars.4,5 Premolar impactions may be due to local factors e.g.
Cone beam computed tomography in the assessment of dental impactions, Semin Orthod 2009; 15:57-62.