a tooth that is blocked fully or partially from exiting the gum line by adjacent tooth Full bony extraction: the tooth is submerged in the bone, full bone removal is necessary Fully soft tissue extraction: the tooth is submerged in the tissue, full cutting is necessary Partly bony extraction: partial bone must be taken out to be able to reach the tooth to be extracted Partly soft tissue extraction: partial cutting of the tissue is needed to reach the tooth to be extracted
a tooth that is partially or completely blocked from erupting through the surface of the gum. An impacted tooth may push other teeth together or damage the bony structures supporting the adjacent tooth. Often times, impacted teeth must be surgically removed.
A tooth that fails to erupt properly and remains fully or partially embedded and covered over by bone or gum tissue. This most often occurs with wisdom teeth. If not removed, impacted teeth can cause pain, headaches, infection and malocclusion.
This is a tooth that is submerged under the gum tissue, usually associated with a wisdom tooth. It may be malpositioned and may never erupt, but may still require removal. For more information on Wisdom Tooth removal click here.