Dental Problems

What is Wisdom Tooth Impaction?

Types of Impactions

There are 4 types of impactions commonly found in the patients

If the impaction happens to be between third and second molars then it is called bone impaction, this is subcategorized into vertical, horizontal and angular based on the way they intersect.

Vertical Bone Impaction

can cause pathosis inside your jaw bone or cheek bone.

Horizontal Bone Impaction

leads to pathosis. It can hurt the hard tissues of the 2nd molar causing toothache and cavities.

Angular Bone Impaction

can cause pathosis, besides that, it also hurts the hard tissues of your 2nd molars causing tooth sensitivity and severe toothache.

Tissue Impaction

may happen in some cases where the wisdom teeth erupts out of gum line causing pseudo-pockets (half erupt wisdom tooth out of gum line). These pockets will collect food debris and become home for bacteria.

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