Impacted Wisdom Teeth

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.

Wisdom Teeth Presentation

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.

A diagram half mouth X-ray with teeth impaction and half digital graphic highlighting impacted teeth

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.

  • 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.
An representation of a tooth impacted by soft tissueSoft Tissue
An example of a tooth with a partial bony impactionPartial Bony
An illustration of a tooth completely impacted by boneComplete Bony

Kisella Surgery Center

5 out of 5 stars based on 19 Wisdom Teeth reviews.

Patient Review By Elijah P

Doctor and staff all work on one accord from scheduling to the day of procedure and follow up everything went smoothly no complaints on our part the staff makes you feel welcome and the doctor is very personable. I would definitely recommend this office to anyone.

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Patient Review By Dylan W

Dr. Kisella is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is warm and welcoming. He actually makes the post procedure call himself. Highly recommend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Patient Review By Haley H

Super nice staff! I was really scared before my appointment but they were so comforting!

- Haley H

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Patient Review By Hannah L

The care was excellent. Very informative through the whole process, and made me feel at ease throughout the entirety of the procedure and steps leading to it.

- Hannah L

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Patient Review By Wesley M

Great job! Staff was nice and so was dr. Kisella

- Wesley M

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Patient Review By Phillip L

Couldnt have asked for a better experience. Kisella Surgery Center is quite honestly the best of the best!

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Patient Review By Aislynn D

Awesome

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Patient Review By Amanda H

Such a great experience. Dr. Kisella explains everything well and takes very good care of you. Wisdom teeth extraction was not an exciting thing and i was scared but he made the experience amazing. Amazing staff as well. I highly recommend.

- Amanda H

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Patient Review By Gordon V

Very fast procedure and not much pain after the surgery

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Patient Review By Cynthia K

The procedure went very well, satisfied with the outcome.

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Patient Review By Sarah J

Doesnt even feel like I got my teeth out its amazing.

- Sarah J

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Patient Review By Makenzie T

Nice staff. Great doctor.

- Makenzie T

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Patient Review By Arcadia H

Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Procedue was explained well. Getting perscription a head of time was a good idea. It did not take long. Recovery was not as bad as thought it would be.

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Patient Review By Andrew S

Nice people. Good expirence.

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Patient Review By Andrea C

The Kisella team is awesome. Nobody looks forward to having their wisdom teeth removed. Kisella makes the whole process as painless as possible. Thank you!!

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Patient Review By Jacob C

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Patient Review By Nick K

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Patient Review By Gabriella M

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Patient Review By Jennifer M

Dr. Kisella is an excellent doctor!

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