In addition to regular dental extractions, we perform wisdom teeth removal. They are often the last of your teeth to erupt, usually during the ages of 17-25, and are located in the back of your mouth. For most people, there is not enough space in the mouth to allow wisdom teeth to erupt properly and functionally. This causes the tooth to become impacted, or stuck, in a harmful position.
There are 3 types of impaction that can occur. Soft tissue impaction is when the top of the tooth has penetrated through the bone but the gum still covers all or part of the crown. Partial bony impaction is when the tooth has partially erupted, but a portion of the crown remains below the gum and jawbone. Complete bony impaction is when the tooth is completely encased by the jawbone.