Impacted Wisdom Teeth | Manteca

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

For more information about Wisdom Teeth, or to schedule a consult with Dr. Veeranki or Dr. Vanderbeek, please use our Appointment Request form or call our office in Manteca at Manteca Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 209-823-9371 or Tracy at Tracy Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 209-836-3870.

You may also read our wisdom teeth patient testimonials »

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.

Wisdom Teeth impacted in jaw: Patient x-ray on the left and illustration on the right

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.
Wisdom Teeth illustration: Lower erupted tooth with soft tissue impaction, affecting biteSoft Tissue
Wisdom Teeth illustration: A lower wisdom tooth with a partial bony impaction crowding lower teeth in jawPartial Bony
Wisdom Teeth illustration: A wisdom tooth completely impacted by bone and affecting a normal tooth root in lower jawComplete Bony

Patient Reviews: Wisdom Teeth

Please read testimonials from our patients, below. If you wish to rate your experience with Ashok N. Veeranki, DDS, FIBCSOMS, FACS, we invite you to fill out an online patient review. Please call our Manteca office for further assistance: Manteca Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 209-823-9371.

Ashok N. Veeranki, DDS, FIBCSOMS, FACS

5 out of 5 stars based on 18 Wisdom Teeth reviews.

Patient Review by Jocelyn S

So happy I came here for my wisdom teeth extraction. Everyone made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. I've had extractions before with other dentists and this was by far my best expirience. Thank you to the whole staff!

- Jocelyn S

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Patient Review by Lovepreet S

Really a fun and professional staff with awesome doctor. Highly recommended their service.

- Lovepreet S

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Patient Review by Jessica Q

Everything went great and had an easy experience. Thanks for everything.

- Jessica Q

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Patient Review by Michael P

I felt cared for and was treated right I would definitely recommend this to a friend and I will come back

- Michael P

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Patient Review by Justin S

They took very good care of me, and I would definitely return.

- Justin S

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Patient Review by Marysol O

My experience here is good and I am always treated nicely.

- Marysol O

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Patient Review by Jasmine C C

Super friendly and reassuring. No problems at all.

- Jasmine C C

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Patient Review by Samantha S

The doctor was very informative.

- Samantha S

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Patient Review by Mary G

Was very anxious but was out at ease as soon as I got in the chair! Erica and Dr. V were great at comforting me.

- Mary G

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Patient Review by Sahazbeer S

Everything was great!

- Sahazbeer S

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Patient Review by Miranda M

Both the service and surgery was extraordinary. I was recommended by a friend and I am greatly satisfied with the doctor's and nurse's knowledge on the procedure.

- Miranda M

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Patient Review by Lene F

They're amazing at what they do.

- Lene F

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Patient Review by Victoria A

Overall great experience, everyone here is very nice and professional.

- Victoria A

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Patient Review by Starr L

Love the staff and Dr V

- Starr L

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Patient Review by Sienna M

thank you!

- Sienna M

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Patient Review by Thomas W

I needed this operation last minute due to a death in the family and a change insurance. This team was able to accommodate me even when they had a full schedule.

- Thomas W

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Patient Review by Brenda K

Very professional and care about you.

- Brenda K

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Patient Review by Maria P

The staff are all professional and friendly.

- Maria P

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