A tooth is said to become impacted when its growth is limited by abnormalities in the dental arch. The impacted tooth may be removed by your dentist. After extraction of the impacted tooth, it is common to experience minor swelling accompanied by some pain.

Your dentist will prescribe pain medication to alleviate pain symptoms. In addition, you may also use cold or ice packs to promote healing. In the days following the impacted tooth extraction, you must ensure that you avoid hard, chewy foods and stick to soft foods to avoid straining the extraction site.