Impacted Wisdom Teeth, Paramus, NJ

What is an impacted tooth?

Despite the fact that most individuals grow and acquire 32 permanent adult teeth, their jaws sometimes cannot fit the four wisdom teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth are those that cannot fully erupt due to a lack of available space. This shows that they are unable to explode into the ideal chewing and cleaning posture.

Different Impacts

If you might benefit from having your wisdom teeth removed, we will need to meet with you for a consultation. In order to evaluate if your wisdom teeth are impacted, whether there is space for them to erupt, and how challenging it will be to remove them, a special x-ray of your mouth and jaws (panorex) will be obtained.

  • Soft Tissue Impaction: The gum tissue cannot retract enough to allow for thorough cleaning of the tooth.
  • Partial Bony Impaction: The wisdom teeth have adequate room to partly erupt. However, the tooth interferes with eating and, among other things, makes cleaning difficult.
  • Complete Bone Impaction: There is NO room for the tooth to emerge due to complete bony impaction. If it is even partly visible, it stays implanted in the jaw bone and must be removed using difficult surgical procedures. It’s also possible that the impacted wisdom teeth are in an awkward place and are difficult to remove. The jaw bone’s size or form, as well as other facial features, may make the removal of this tooth substantially more difficult.