Qué son los dientes de la sabiduría?

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Terceros molares se refieren comúnmente como dientes de la sabiduría. Que suelen ser los últimos dientes en desarrollo y se encuentran en la parte posterior de la boca, detrás de tus segundos molares.

Su desarrollo generalmente se completa entre la adolescencia media y primeros años veinte, un tiempo tradicionalmente asociado con el inicio de la madurez y el logro de la sabiduría.

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

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.

  • Retención de tejido blando: There is not enough room to allow the gum tissue to retract for adequate cleaning of the tooth.
  • Impactación ósea parcial: There is enough space to allow the wisdom tooth to partially erupt. Sin embargo, the tooth cannot function properly in the chewing process, and creates cleaning problems, among others.
  • Impactación ósea completa: 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.
Soft Tissue
Partial Bony
Complete Bony