impacted tooth

impacted tooth
a tooth that is prevented from erupting by a physical barrier. See also unerupted t.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • impacted tooth — noun a disorder in which a tooth is so crowded in its socket that it cannot erupt normally • Syn: ↑impaction • Hypernyms: ↑disorder, ↑upset * * * impacted tooth noun A tooth, esp a wisdom tooth, wedged between the jawbone and another tooth and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • impacted tooth — n. (Dentistry) tooth which is in the interior part of the alveolus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • impacted — Wedged or pressed closely so as to move as a single unit. * * * im·pact·ed im pak təd adj 1 a) blocked by material (as feces) that is firmly packed or wedged in position <an impacted colon> b) wedged or lodged in a bodily passage <an… …   Medical dictionary

  • impacted — adj. firmly wedged. An impacted tooth (usually a wisdom tooth) is one that cannot erupt into a normal position because it is obstructed by other tissues. Impacted faeces are so hard and dry that they cannot pass through the anus without special… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • impacted — im|pact|ed [ ım pæktəd ] adjective an impacted tooth cannot grow because it is under another tooth …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • impacted — UK [ɪmˈpæktɪd] / US [ɪmˈpæktəd] adjective medical an impacted tooth cannot grow because it is under another tooth …   English dictionary

  • impacted — adjective wedged or packed in together (Freq. 1) an impacted tooth • Syn: ↑wedged • Similar to: ↑compact …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tooth impaction — Impacted and embedded teeth are the two main types of unerupted teeth found in the mouth, and can sometimes be confused with each other. In both cases, the teeth remain below the surface of the gum and ,often, bone, rather than erupting into an… …   Wikipedia

  • Impacted — Im*pact ed, a. 1. Driven together or close. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: (Dentistry) Grown in an abnormal direction so that it is wedged against another tooth and cannot erupt normally; of teeth, especially the third molar; as, to extract an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Impacted fracture — Impacted Im*pact ed, a. 1. Driven together or close. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: (Dentistry) Grown in an abnormal direction so that it is wedged against another tooth and cannot erupt normally; of teeth, especially the third molar; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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