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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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.
For more information about Impacted Wisdom Teeth or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alijanian call our office at Walnut Creek Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 925-934-7888.
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

Ali Alijanian DDS

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I was so scared of getting my wisdom teeth pulled out. But the staff and doctor made feel comfortable. They care for their patients and it shows. If I need something done again I will be back.

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My son felt in good hands right away, and Dr. Alijanian recognized how complicated the procedure was going to be - an impinged nerve where a wisdom tooth had grown sideways - but while the 6 fast and dentists consulted before shied back from the treatment, Dr. Alijanian just looked thoroughly at the x-ray and the affected teeth and offered the treatment choices, clearly sure of his competence and the reassurance that it would go well. It did, the doctor worked fast and painlessly; my son did very well. Follow up care was timely and thorough. Both my son and I recommend Dr. Alijanian in every way, financially speaking as well. We will be back!

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All work was completed thoroughly and with minimal impact to me. Recovery was quick and painless after the first day. Thank you for taking good care of me.

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My wisdom teeth surgery was an overall great experience which is something people don't usually get to say about oral surgery! The surgery was quick, clean, and comfortable. The staff and doctor are extremely courteous and experienced. I experienced no problems whatsoever after surgery and all four extractions healed in less than a week!

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Service was great, the post surgery meeting was pretty quick with the doctor. If it weren't for the hands outs I was given I would felt uniformed.

- Daniel E

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Everyone was very kind. The procedure went flawless and received all the information I need

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