What is a Full Bony Impacted Tooth?

oral surgery ChicagoIf you have ever been informed that your wisdom teeth are fully bony impacted, you may have thought that your dentist was speaking another language.

The term actually describes the position of the wisdom teeth and may also provide a hint about the health of the teeth. Of course, for a definitive diagnosis and a recommendation for treatment, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with a specialist to discuss your options for oral surgery in Chicago. Your oral & maxillofacial surgeon will utilize advanced 3D digital imaging to gain a complete perspective as to the position of the teeth and the threat they pose.

When a tooth is completely surrounded by bone, it is said to be full bony impacted. The tooth will be unable to erupt into the proper position and may also present complications for the neighboring teeth. 

With today’s sophisticated dental technology, a full bony impacted tooth can be evaluated and successfully treated in a relaxing and comfortable environment. 

Fully impacted teeth can often press against the roots of the neighboring teeth. This constant, abnormal pressure can contribute to pain in the teeth and the resorption (dissolving) of the roots, which will lead to the loss of the neighboring teeth.

In some instances, a cyst or pocket can form around the impacted tooth, contributing to bone loss and damage to the jaw bone and any surrounding structures.

With today’s sophisticated dental technology, a full bony impacted tooth can be evaluated and successfully treated in a relaxing and comfortable environment. 3D CT imaging enables your oral surgeon to visualize the exact location of the teeth as well as the location and position of the neighboring nerve pathways and sinus cavities.

Although some bone will need to be removed in order to expose and extract the impacted tooth, the procedure can remain conservative in nature when advanced radiography is used as a guide.

Comprehensive forms of sedation/anesthesia are also available to provide you with the most comfortable and relaxing surgical experience possible. During your initial consultation, a review of your health history will help to determine the form of sedation and post-operative pain management that is best for you. At that visit, the surgical team will also explain the details of the procedure and review post-operative instructions.

The state of your impacted teeth is impossible to evaluate on your own. Most dentists unfortunately ignore the problems as well, until it is too late and neighboring tooth damage has been done or cyst formation has occured.  Make plans for a discussion with our dual degree Chicago oral surgeon in Illinois today for an examination and a recommendation for treatment. Call ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio at 312-328-9000 to schedule your visit.

On June 22nd, 2012, posted in: oral surgery by

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