Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Impacted Wisdom Teeth – impaction implies that the crown of the tooth is embedded within the bone structure of the jaws.

  • Full bony impaction – When the entire crown of the tooth is covered by bone.
  • Partial bony impaction – If only part of the tooth’s crown is covered by bone.
  • Soft-tissue impaction – When the crown of the tooth is covered by the soft tissue (gum tissue), but not erupted into the mouth.

Soft-tissue impaction

Soft-tissue impaction – When the crown of the tooth is covered by the soft tissue (gum tissue), but not erupted into the mouth.

Wisdom teeth can cause pain when they erupt partially through the gum. (This occurs usually between the ages of 17 and 25).

Extractions may also be required if the tooth is grossly damaged or decayed and causing infection to the underlying tissues. If the tooth does not respond to any treatment, there is no other option but to get it extracted and then replaced with a fixed or removable appliance.

Our anesthesia techniques and IV sedation procedures can however make the procedure as painless as possible.