Impacted Wisdom Teeth

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.

A diagram half mouth X-ray with teeth impaction and half digital graphic highlighting impacted teeth

Types Of Impactions

Dr. Bachoura 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.
A representation of a wisdom tooth impacted by soft tissueSoft Tissue
An example of a wisdom tooth with a partial bony impactionPartial Bony
An illustration of a wisdom tooth completely impacted by boneComplete Bony

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I will start off with saying that I absolutely HATE needles, and anything dealing with the word "surgery" . Before the surgery of removing my wisdom teeth Dr. Andrew did a great job putting me at ease, and reassuring me that everything was going to be fine. I was less anxious during the process because of his humor. After the operation, I didn't swell up as much and I didn't feel so much pain(even though I was taking a lot of pain killers). Two additional Staff members also made the experience great. I only know the first names so it would be Amber and Priscella. Amber was also able to keep me at ease before the Doctor came, and her outgoing personality made the process so much easier. Priscella did a great job remembering who I personally was and helped me get done with the paperwork as quick and efficient as possible. Overall, I would/Will recommend everyone/anyone who plans on removing their wisdom teeth to this location.

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