What is a full bony impacted tooth?

An impacted tooth is a tooth that has not been able to erupt due to being blocked by another tooth or any obstruction that prevents it from coming in. Often impacted teeth are the third molars, more commonly known as wisdom teeth. When these teeth are impacted, the usual diagnosis will be wisdom teeth removal. […]

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On May 7th, 2013, posted in: wisdom teeth removal by

What is a Partial Bone Impacted Tooth?

Impacted wisdom teeth are a common dental complaint among both young and older adults. Impactions occur when wisdom teeth are unable to fully emerge through the jaw bone and gum tissue into the mouth; this is most often caused by obstruction, such as other teeth already present at the point of emergence. A partial bone […]

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On April 8th, 2013, posted in: wisdom teeth by

What is a soft tissue impacted tooth?

When a tooth has emerged from the jaw, but has not yet erupted through the gum tissue, this is a soft tissue impacted tooth. Frequently this situation occurs with third molars, more commonly known as wisdom teeth. When these teeth can’t erupt naturally, the patient may be advised their best option is for wisdom teeth […]

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On March 7th, 2013, posted in: wisdom teeth removal by

Tips for a Smooth Recovery after Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth removal is a relatively common procedure for most oral surgeons. For the patient, however, the removal process can often leave them in discomfort for a time afterwards. If you’re about to have wisdom teeth removed in the near future, here are a few tips to help you make a smooth recovery. Once the […]

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On February 8th, 2013, posted in: wisdom teeth by

Can I have my wisdom teeth removed if I’m pregnant?

Women who are planning to get pregnant in the near future should schedule an appointment with an oral surgeon if they still have their wisdom teeth. Most women can receive dental treatment during the second trimester. Wisdom teeth removal may be performed safely at that time, but we strongly encourage our patients to consult with […]

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On January 9th, 2013, posted in: wisdom teeth by