Park Forest Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.

Wisdom Teeth Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.

Wisdom Teeth Presentation

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.

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.
Soft Tissue ImpactionSoft Tissue
Partial Bony ImpactionPartial Bony
Complete Bony ImpactionComplete Bony

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Very efficient! My daughter’s Recovery was fast and swift especially because she was regularly checked upon, the night of and a week after surgery, by the dentist himself or his staff. Quite impressed!

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Dr Ismaili and the rest of the staff at Park Forest really are outstanding. They really know how to treat and take care of their patients.

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Professional and compassionate!

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The doctors and staff are very professional and courteous! I would highly recommend for any procedure.

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The best in Texas all the way around, professionalism, caring, courteous you name it. Whoever hire the staff deserves an award great job Dr. Carmichael. I’m eating candy now so I can go back.

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