Impacted Wisdom Teeth Treatment in Temecula & Riverside County
Temecula Facial Oral Surgeon, Dr. Tsvetov
What are wisdom teeth?
Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.
In this video, Dr. Tsvetov speaks about impacted wisdom teeth and the problems they might cause.
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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.
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.
We will also determine the type of impaction that can include:
- 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 the removal of this tooth significantly more complex.
Get the dental help you need for impacted wisdom teeth with us
At Temecula Facial Oral Surgery, you can consult with our trusted specialist for expert wisdom teeth extraction in Riverside County. Dr. Tsvetov will discuss everything in detail to prepare you for the extraction of your wisdom teeth at our office in Temecula, from careful wisdom teeth and orthodontics considerations to step-by-step postoperative advice. Patients considering to schedule an appointment with us can also find valuable information in our FAQ section for wisdom teeth. Schedule a consultation at your convenience!