Impacted Wisdom Teeth Lake Charles LA

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 wisdom teeth. This indicates their inability to erupt into the proper position for chewing and cleaning.

Do You Want Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

If your wisdom teeth are causing you pain or you want to avoid future problems, contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Call us: 337-478-0468
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.
A representation of a wisdom tooth impacted by soft tissueSoft Tissue
An example of a wisdom tooth with a partial bony impactionPartial Bony
An illustration of a wisdom tooth completely impacted by boneComplete Bony

Lake Charles Oral Surgery Specialists

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Great service! Nurse was very very sweet and caring. Dr. Boudreaux was great also! All staff was very kind and helpful!!!

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Staff is very welcoming from the time you walk in to the time you leave. The ladies prepping me for the procedure made sure I was aware of every step they were taking and made sure I was completely comfortable before moving on to the next thing. Highly recommend to other.

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Dr boudreaux & staff are the best in the business. Treated myself, as well as all my kids in the past & never disappoint. Doctor is skilled, staff is caring & knowledgeable. Keep up the great work !

- Dickie P

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Dr. Fisher and his staff were top-notch. My son, who attends McNeese State, needed his wisdom teeth pulled; being from Florida, I was not there to handle everything. The office staff was very informative and understanding when we scheduled the appointment. Dr. Fisher and his nurses took great care of my son, and the office manager called to let me know my son was doing well and that the surgery went great. I highly recommend Dr. Fisher's office!

- Anita M

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My child had his wisdom teeth removed and the staff was wonderful and Dr. Fisher was fantastic. The whole process was as pleasant as possible.

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Dr. Boudreaux and his staff were great!

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We have always been pleased with Dr Boudreaux and his staff and today was no exception. We will continue to spread the good news with family and friends.

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Very friendly and made me feel comfortable

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The Best in lake Charles.

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Everyone was very friendly! I felt very comfortable at the office because the staff was so kind and caring!

- Skyler J

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the surgery gone well, the Dr even contacted me after an hour surgery and check on me gave me advices. they care so much, and i am thankful.

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Thank you for the follow up call as many local surgeons seems to not believe in this courtesy anymore.

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The staff and Dr. Boudreaux made it as easy and painless as possible:)

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I love the way the staff makes you feel comfortable

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I was very impressed with Dr. Boudreaux and his staff. My anxiety spikes anytime I go to a dentist but he was so patient with me, as was his staff. He pulled both of my upper wisdom teeth and it took about an hour, from the time I arrived to the time I left. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing oral surgery.

- Neva S

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The process was quick and simple. The staff was very friendly and professional and I was very comfortable from beginning to end. The doctor even called later in the day just to check on me and that was pleasantly unexpected.

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