Impacted Wisdom Teeth in Gilbert

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.

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Wisdom Teeth Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.

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.

Impacted Wisdom Tooth Gilbert AZ

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.
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Previously I had a couple of wisdom teeth removed. We discussed leaving my last one because it was on a nerve. I had such a hard time with the recovery I elected not to ever do it again if I could help it. Years later, it began to hurt. I needed it removed ASAP. A friend of a friend had Dr. Kelly do some major dental reconstruction and highly recommended him. I called and they got me in quickly. At the consult he told me we could cut my tooth and avoid the nerve altogether. This was great news. Dr. Kelly squeezed me in the very next morning. He knew I was in pain. The surgery went well. The recovery plan that was laid out worked really well. I had absolutely NO PAIN. I am so impressed by Dr. Kelly and all his staff there. They are incredible! I hope I won't need them again but I will recommend them every chance I get.

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