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.
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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.
Ted M. Rosner, DMD
Patient Review by Shadi A
Dr. Rosner made me feel good about myself and comfortable throughout my surgery. He removed all my wisdom teeth and another tooth same day. I can't explain the best dental experience I ever had in my life time I recovered same day I left Dr. Rosner office. Absolutely no pain everything went successful. BEST DOCTOR IN THE NATION!!! I'm recommending all my family and friends to Dr. Rosner and his staff. Thank you kindly for your great Service & most of all you're honesty. I can't thank you enough.
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Patient Review by La'Toya R
Dr. Rosner and his staff are Phenomenal! My 16 yr. old daughter had her wisdom teeth out and I am very glad we came here. Everyone is professional, kind, courteous, and understanding. I have told many people about her great experience. I can't say thank you enough!
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Everyone was nice and comforting even though I was a bit nervous about he procedure
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