Impacted Wisdom Teeth

What Is An Impacted Wisdom 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.

If you are experiencing complications from impacted teeth please contact us today.

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

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.
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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The overall experience was great! Very professional as well as tentative to what ever issue your dealing with as far as oral care. The office is very welcoming and comforting and they even offer soothing towels before surgery to make sure your calm and all good. I give them 5 stars no doubt definitely recommend dr. Ali alijanian excellent staff and great overall environment.

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Both of my children had their wisdom teeth removed within 30 minutes of each other. The office clearly communicated with me what expectations I should have and knowledgeably and patiently answered my questions. When I called over the phone with questions they were friendly and helpful as well. When the procedure day arrived everything went as planned and expected. The follow up phone call I received in the evening to check up on my children was a caring touch! Our family will return if the need arrives!

- Norma M

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Almost painless removal. Healed very fast.

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- Christopher R

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Thanks for taking out my teeth!!! I was a little scared because I'm terrified of needles but everyone was so nice and helpful that it was easy.

- Sydney K

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I came in to have my wisdom teeth removed. The entire process was very easy from scheduling the appointment to the recovery. Dr. Alijanian did an excellent job and made sure I was as comfortable as possible for the procedure. The staff did a really good job at guiding me through the recovery process and answered any questions that I had. Overall a great experience and would highly recommend Dr. Alijanian and his office.

- Kevin D

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My wisdom teeth extraction was a great experience! Who ever thought of saying that sentence? I was referred by my dentist and had heard great things about Dr. Alijanian. My experience proved those great things to be true! I had all 4 wisdom teeth removed during once appointment and I experienced no pain or discomfort either during or after surgery. The staff was very easy to communicate with and very clear and reassuring about every aspect of the surgery: pre-op, during, and post-op. I highly recommend Dr. Alijanian and his practice!

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