Tooth Extraction/Impacted Wisdom Tooth Removal

When the wisdom teeth do not have enough room to grow properly they may come out sideways or at a wrong angle - they are impacted - because they are obstructed by the other teeth. The patient's wisdom tooth may come out at a strange angle, in the wrong place, or only come out partially. Our wisdom teeth are the last teeth to grow, they are medically known as the third molars - they are at the end of the upper and lower gums, right in the back of the mouth. Most people eventually have four wisdom teeth.

Depending on how the teeth have grown through, impacted wisdom teeth are classed as:

Distoangular Impaction
Horizontal Impaction
Tooth Extraction & Removal Procedure