An impacted wisdom tooth occurs when the wisdom teeth are unable to erupt into the mouth. Generally this is caused by other teeth, or when the tooth does not erupt in a vertical position
The most common treatment for an impacted wisdom tooth is wisdom tooth extraction. The process can be simple or surgical depending on the impact and angle of the tooth. Wisdom tooth extractions can be done under local anesthetic, general anesthetic, or sedation.
At East Ridge Family Dental we put a great focus on patient comfort, and will make the the process as painless as possible.