Impacted Wisdom Teeth

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.

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

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

Lake Charles Oral Surgery Specialists

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Great overall experience. I went in for wisdom teeth removal and bone grafting. He came across as being very confident and knowledgeable in the work needed to be done. I will, and already have, definitely recommend him to others.

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It was a very nice experience the only things I remember are walking to the back taking my jacket off and then getting back into my car

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The doctor called later in the day and checked on my daughter. He and his staff answered all of my questions.

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Staff was wonderful! Dr. Fisher was great and made my nervous teenager feel comfortable! Would definitely recommend Dr. Fisher for any oral surgery needs

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Dr. Boudreaux and his team did an amazing job rom bing all four of my wisdom teeth. This is day two and I’m barely in any pain at all. His stuff are the best people ever, genuinely kind & caring for each patient. Very easy to get in the work very fast to get me scheduled in and I was in and out in no time. To top it off the day I got back Dr B himself took time out in his day to call and leave a voice mail checking on me and making sure I am good and have his time 24/7. Now how many dr offices around here you know that actually does all that! I will recommended and will go back(if anything needed) with out hesitation!

- Alison F

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Dr. Boudreaux and the entire staff are very professional and thorough. Great job explaining all my options and performing the agreed upon solution. I would recommend anyone having issues with their wisdom teeth to not delay making an appointment Troy V

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Every single person from the receptionist to the surgeon was extremely professional and kind. Everything was explained in great detail and every care was taken to insure my questions were answered and I was comfortable.

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