Impacted / Unemerged / Unerupted tooth

An impacted tooth is a tooth that fails to fully pass through the gums.


  • Pain or tenderness of the gums (gingiva) or jaw bone
  • Unpleasant taste when biting down on or near the area
  • Visible gap where a tooth did not emerge
  • Bad breath
  • Redness and swelling of the gums around the impacted tooth
  • Swollen lymph nodes of the neck (occasionally)
  • Difficulty opening the mouth (occasionally)
  • Prolonged headache or jaw ache