Wisdom Teeth and Its Types

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are usually developed between the ages of 17 and 25. There are many complications that may arise for those who do get wisdom teeth. You can visit a dental specialist at Cranbrook by navigating cranbrookdentist.ca/wisdom-teeth-extraction.html/ if you are also having problems with your wisdom teeth.

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If the four "wisdom teeth" grow normally alongside the other teeth, they can provide a healthy asset to the mouth. More often, wisdom teeth need to be extracted because of problems and complications.

When referring to teeth that have failed to appear in their expected positions, the term "impaction", is used. This is the most common category of wisdom teeth. It's because your jaw doesn't have enough space to accommodate them.

Wisdom teeth impaction can be of four types:

Horizontal impaction is when the wisdom tooth grows sideways and in a direction that is approximately ninety degrees from the rest. Horizontal impaction means that the wisdom tooth grows towards the rest of your teeth.

Distal impaction is when the tooth grows at an angle of approximately forty-five degrees to the other teeth.it grows opposite to the direction of other teeth.

Mesial impaction occurs opposite to distal, where the tooth is growing in toward the other teeth.

Vertical impaction is when the tooth grows upright.

Another distinction in this type of impaction is whether the tooth has penetrated the bone or soft tissue. Soft tissue impaction refers to the condition in which the tooth has entered the bone, but not the gums. Bony impaction is the term used to describe teeth that are still in the jaw bone.