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Difference between Fully Impacted Wisdom Teeth and a Partially Impacted Wisdom Tooth

  • Difference between Fully Impacted Wisdom Teeth and a Partially Impacted Wisdom Tooth: 
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Many people have experienced dental pain with their wisdom teeth or what is referred to by dentists as, third molars. As we continue to grow and innovate, we at DentalChat want to discuss many different dental subjects.  Local Emergency Dental Chat Online, Local Emergency Dentists Discussion, and Cosmetic Dentist Chat online with us @ DentalChat.com. 

Difference between Fully Impacted Wisdom Teeth and a Partially Impacted Wisdom Tooth – 3rd Molars are commonly referred to as Wisdom Teeth & generally start to erupt or usually start to grow in during the teenager years / though this can vary.  Molar teeth are the back teeth, that most people use for chewing their teeth.

Wisdom Teeth or a Wisdom Tooth, sometimes does not have room or space to grow in – also many times or instances,  the wisdom teeth grow in at a angle – differently than your regular teeth.  Hence, it becomes impacted to a variety of degrees.  Dentists refer to these varying degrees of eruption or tooth exposure, as fully impacted wisdom teeth or partially impacted wisdom teeth. 

The key is, how much the 3rd molar or 3rd molars (wisdom teeth) are erupted out of the gums – If only a small portion of the tooth is exposed and the majority of the tooth is not seen and under the gums, that is a partially impacted wisdom tooth.  On the other hand, if the wisdom tooth or 3rd molar is not visible upon dental exam by the  dentist and can only be seen via a dental xray – it is fully under the gums, then it is referred to as a fully impacted third molar / wisdom tooth.

There are other dental details as well, but this should provide at least some idea of what the dentists is thinking when looking at your wisdom tooth.  We want to discuss other issues with wisdom teeth and issues / problems that can arise from wisdom teeth.

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