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.
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.
Read our reviews to learn why Dr. Alijanian is the specialist of choice for wisdom teeth removal patients in Walnut Creek, Concord and the entire East Bay!
Ali Alijanian DDS
I loved the decor of the office, everyone was very kind and helpful
- Gabrielle S
The procedure went extremely smooth, and I got all my wisdom teeth out without.
- Justin D
An overall good experience.
- Luke T
Felt very at ease with Dr. alijanian. Good experience with surgery. No problems with recovery.
- Alyssa G
Thanks for the help on wisdom teeth surgery, very happy and feeling safe from getting this taken care of with Dr. Alijanians team. Best, -Tisha
- Leticia G
I have had both my daughters have oral surgery with Dr Alijanian. My youngest had a complicated procedure that required exposing teeth that would have never otherwise grown out. Her orthodontist was even amazed by how quickly and swiftly she healed and the teeth came in faster than expected, much due to Dr Alijanian’s talent and precision. My other Daughter had her 4 wisdom teeth extracted after finding out one was infected. Dr Alijanian fit her in quickly into his schedule and dealt both professionally and compassionately with her extreme anxiety (and mine ). He made her feel comfortable and pain free. He performed an amazing procedure, She had very little swelling considering one was infected, and a very fast recovery. I’m forever thankful to Dr Alijanian for taking such great care of my girls.
- Ellie G
- Laura T
It was an easy process and the staff was very accommodating.
- Kyle S
Dr. Ali and his staff were very accommodating and answered all my questions.
- Kristina D
Very good experience, felt very comfortable
- Jinnah M
Great experience and care all around.
- Candi M
- Jenna R
Great and easy experience!
- Hunter K
Super smooth surgery experience. Would recommend to my friends for sure if they would be in need.
- Ilya B
The operation went smoothly and without any complications. Overall, my experience has been wonderful.
- Zachary H
I was very happily surprised with the lack of pain or discomfort in the extraction and recovery.
- Marie K
Everyone was so nice and answered all my questions. They helped with a quick recovery and it seemed they really cared
- Gwen M
Everything went great from first appointment to the last appointment. Doctor explained everything well, and the staff was really good to make sure I was OK before discharging me after the procedure.
- Joseph G
Very professional and friendly staff.
- Kathleen N
The staff was very friendly and the doctor did very good with the procedure, both made sure I was well taken care of after the procedure.
- Bonnie A