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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Was my second time in the office , nervous as can be & every single person there made me feel awesome about the procedure. it was so quick, & such nice workers. i even told a worker how great she was once i woke up lol!!! beyond amazing & 150% recommend!!

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This is our third child to have wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Boudreaux. The experience has always been wonderful!

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Dr. Fisher has now done the wisdom teeth for both of our teens, one year apart, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Appointments were scheduled quickly, easily, and all questions were addressed. Their surgeries were completed with no complications, after care was thoroughly explained, and follow up calls were made to check on them. The staff is friendly and efficient. We would recommend Dr. Fisher without hesitation to anyone in need of an oral surgeon!

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Dr. Fisher was amazing with both procedures I had with him. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly and made me feel at ease throughout everything. I would 1000% recommend him to any and everyone.

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Very friendly staff. Everyone here was very straightforward & everything moved fluidly. Answered all my questions & gave me play by play of everything.

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Everyone was super gentle and explained what was happening when I was nervous

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Absolutely wonderful experience for losing a few teeth! Dr Boudreaux and everyone that put up with me were great!

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