Wisdom teeth are typically the last ones to appear and they begin to emerge between the ages of 17-25. If these teeth don’t have sufficient room to develop normally, they are considered to be impacted. We at ToothMatters in Richmond Hill, offer some of the best wisdom teeth extraction services.
Types of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
There are several degrees of impacted wisdom teeth, such as:
- Soft Tissue Impaction – This occurs when the tooth’s crown penetrates through the bone. However, the gum flap is still completely covering the tooth.
- Partial Bony Impaction – In this type, the tooth erupts only partially, but the rest of the tooth remains embedded in the jawbone.
- Complete Bony Impaction – This occurs when the jawbone entirely encases the tooth.
An impacted wisdom tooth doesn’t always show symptoms, which means you might have an impacted tooth and may not be aware of it. In some cases, only swelling or an infection would indicate that there is an impacted tooth. Some people experience symptoms such as bleeding gums, pain, bad breath, jaw ache, or even a headache.