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.

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.

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Are You Seeking Relief From Wisdom Tooth Pain or Irritation?

Don’t suffer any longer! Dr. Kelly can gently extract impacted wisdom teeth to relieve pain and prevent future complications.

Call us: 480-685-9696

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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My son and I came in yesterday 8/17/22 at 11:50. Our first appointment was made for 8/18/22 at 8 am. The first mistake came with the appointment change. This change was extremely inconvenient. If we had our original appointment at 8am I believe the results would have been different. Less fasting time and less build up of anxiety. Please ask your clients how they feel!!! PLEASE understand most people don't do this everyday. It's like the LACK of compassion is gone. Dr. Kelly asked us to walk in his shoes for a moment. And we DO understand their are other patients. Walk in our shoes for a moment Dr. Kelly. And understand that we don't get oral surgery everyday!! All the Staff had to do was make us feel comfortable. There's really nothing great you did at all until it was too late.

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I was scared to get my wisdom teeth out and found Dr. Kelly To be a very calming kind surgeon. His surgical assistance and other team members were so nice and friendly to me. They even gave me a warm blanket.

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Dr. Paul Kelly is absolutely amazing, and has an incredible staff. I had gotten my wisdom teeth removed this past Monday, and it went very smoothly and I couldn’t have asked for a better place to have had the procedure done. Would definitely recommend this oral surgery office to anyone who needs any work done.

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