Impacted Wisdom Teeth
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
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Wisdom Teeth Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.
What Is An Impacted Tooth?
Although most people develop and grow 32 permanent adult teeth, many times their jaws are too small to accommodate the four wisdom teeth. When inadequate space prevents the teeth from erupting they are called impacted. This indicates their inability to erupt into the proper position for chewing and cleaning.
Types Of Impactions
We will need to see you for a consultation to determine if you will benefit from wisdom tooth removal. A special x-ray of your mouth and jaws (panorex) will be taken to determine if your wisdom teeth are impacted, if there is room for them to erupt, and how difficult it will be to have them removed.
- Soft Tissue Impaction: There is not enough room to allow the gum tissue to retract for adequate cleaning of the tooth.
- Partial Bony Impaction: There is enough space to allow the wisdom tooth to partially erupt. However, the tooth cannot function properly in the chewing process, and creates cleaning problems, among others.
- Complete Bony Impaction: There is NO space for the tooth to erupt. It remains embedded in the jaw bone or if even partially visible requires complex surgical techniques for removal.The impacted wisdom tooth may also be in an unusual position and difficult to remove. This situation can also arise when the shape or size of the jaw bone and other facial structures make removal of this tooth significantly more complex.
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Patient Review By Brady W
Easiest dental experience ever. I was sedated to take out my wisdom teeth. I don't remember a thing and didn't have any problems. No pain. Dr. F. ROCKS. Great sense of humor and caring. And a shout out to the staff, especially Joy for making it easy!
- Brady W
Patient Review By Suzanne S
Dr. Fuentes was terrific with my son. He has a great bedside manner and made us both feel so comfortable about him getting his wisdom teeth removed. My son did amazing, no pain afterward and was playing basketball the next day. I highly recommend this office.
- Suzanne S