Impacted teeth: Diagnosis and therapeutic approach

Dental Health: Current Research.ISSN: 2470-0886

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Impacted teeth: Diagnosis and therapeutic approach

Vasilios Piperias

Private clinic in Dubai, UAE

: Dent Health Curr Res


The presentation will give an overview in the impacted teeth problems and how can we solve them. An impacted tooth is a tooth that is not erupted fully or at all in the oral cavity. Its related to the space provided for the teeth in the mandible and maxilla and to the time of eruption of each tooth. Therefore the most common impacted teeth are the third molars, then the canines and much less premolars and lateral incisors. The impacted teeth may have or not symptoms such as pain, swollen, infection in the adjacent gums, crowded teeth, open space (mainly in canines and lateral insicors), difficulty in mouth opening and sometimes even headaches. This lecture will provide the tools we have in our hands for the diagnosis of the type of impaction, (OPG, CBCT) and therefore the treatment plan which must be chosen for the better result. We will discuss the surgical techniques best fits in each type of tooth impaction for the best treatment outcome, as well as the preoperative and post-operative approach in order to help the patient receive the best treatment. We will see the possible obstacles we might face in the treatment of such cases. We will discuss also the collaboration with the Orthodontist in cases where the teeth needs to be erupted in the oral cavity. We will discuss also the possible complications during or after the surgical procedure and how we can manage them.


Vasilios Piperias DDS, graduated from the Kapodistrian University of Athens, Dental Faculty in 1999. He got his first MSc in oral biology from the same University on 2004 and the second one, MSc in oral pathobiology- oral surgery on 2008. In 2003 he attended the Clinic for Oral Surgery and Stomatology in the University of Bern (Switzerland). He has participated as a clinical assistant in the Clinic of Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgery in University of Athens for pre-graduated students. He is a member in several international and national associations such us ITI (International Team of Implantology), Hellenic Society of Osseointegration, Hellenic Society of Periodontology, European Federation of Periodontology, Dental Association of Athens and others.


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