A condition describing the total or partial lack of eruption of a tooth well after the normal age for eruption. An impacted tooth may appear blocked by another tooth, bone or soft tissue, but the cause of tooth impaction if often unknown.
a disorder in which a tooth is so crowded in its socket that it cannot erupt normally
This typically refers to the wisdom teeth. When a tooth is impacted, it can either be partially impacted, soft tissue impacted or full bony impacted, depending upon how far into the tissue the tooth is.
A tooth that can not emerge or Erupt due to an obstructing tooth, bone, or tissue
An unerupted or partially erupted tooth that will not fully erupt because it is obstructed by another tooth, bone, or soft tissue.
A condition that a tooth is not able to come in normally or stuck underneath another tooth or bone.
Partial or completely unexposed tooth that is wedged against another tooth, bone, or soft tissue, precluding the eruption process
See impacted tooth.