Impacted Wisdom Teeth

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.

x-ray imaging can help reveal the presence of impacted wisdom 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.
wisdom teeth can become impacted by soft tissueSoft Tissue
wisdom teeth can develop a partial bony impactionPartial Bony
wisdom teeth can become completely impacted by boneComplete Bony

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If your teen needs his or her wisdom teeth out, then this is the best oral surgery office. Dr. Butura and his team removed my daughter's very difficult impacted wisdom teeth this week and her recovery seems to be so easy, with no complications and as a mom, I am extremely happy and thankful I chose this office! I would recommend Dr. Butura and his incredible team in a heartbeat!

- Jessica S

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VERY pleased with Dr. Butura office and surgery! I am in a accelerated nursing program and was having extreme tooth pain. I called the office and they were able to get me in within the week, scheduled surgery around my VERY BUSY schedule and was VERY pleased with the surgery itself. I was able to only take pain medication the night of surgery and than was free of all medication except the antibiotic! I do not have any family in AZ as I am here for school and they took exceptional care of me! I am very pleased and would recommend EVERYONE! thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

- Nicole B

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VERY pleased with Dr. Bantura office and surgery! I am in a accelerated nursing program and was having extreme tooth pain. I called the office and they were able to get me in within the week, scheduled surgery around my VERY BUSY schedule and was VERY pleased with the surgery itself. I was able to only take pain medication the night of surgery and than was free of all medication except the antibiotic! I do not have any family in AZ as I am here for school and they took exceptional care of me! I am very pleased and would recommend EVERYONE! thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

- Nicole B

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I was referred to Dr. Butura for my wisdom teeth removal and it was an outstanding experience. I contacted his office and got an appointment that same afternoon to go over my X Rays, pricing, and insurance coverage. Dr. Butura explained the procedure thoroughly and then scheduled me for the extractions immediately after I signed all the paper work. On the day of my procedure the staff was super patient with me and helped calm my nerves. They constantly made sure I was safe and even helped my dad walk me to the car afterwards. Dr. Butura took excellent care of me and prescribed me with all the needed medications to prevent pain, swelling, and infection. The day after my procedure I even received a courtesy call from one of the receptionists asking if I was doing okay, I could honesty not believe that they took the time to do that and it was a very nice touch. My follow up appointment was today and just like every other time I visited the office, the wait time was minimal and Dr. Butura was direct and to the point. I didn’t have any trouble with my recovery and I was back to work in 2 days, it was great. Lastly, it is important to mention that there were never any hidden fees, I was given an exact amount before scheduling the procedure and that is exactly what I ended up paying, which is unbelievable considering many other places end up having add on fees that aren’t even broken down to explain what they mean. Overall I am so pleased I went with Dr. Butura and would recommend him to anyone looking for a professional and caring oral surgeon.

- Camila M

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Confession of a confirmed "antidentite" (a person who hates going to a dentist) In Aug 2019 I was informed that I had a tooth that was split in two from top to bottom. The dentist said it would become infected and needed to be removed. He further said that because of the location the removal would need to be done by an oral surgeon. Now in my mental filing system "oral surgeon" is filed right next to "assassin"......so I was not pleased at this news. When I got to my initial meeting with Dr Butura the people in the office were extremely pleasant, efficient and friendly. (I wondered if they were just trying to prepare me for the ordeal ahead....but no they are really wonderful) Dr Butura explained what the options for treatment were...he was detailed and clear...and answered any and all questions. (Unfortunately he gently, but firmly rejected my option of a couple drops of Gorilla glue and a band around the tooth......I made this in jest, but he said some have actually tried it; unfortunately with severe negative consequences.) There was no rush, as is so often the case. He was patient, clear and reassuring. The day of my feared execution..... When i arrived the staff was very friendly and reassuring that this would be easy. The Bible says: "It is appointed unto man once to die" and I wondered if this was going to be my appointment....... Dr Butura came in and said "lets take a look". He rubbed something around the tooth and walked out. He returned in a few minutes and said: "open wide"....It was then I saw the deadly needle. he spent a few seconds doing something then he said; "OK... I'll be back in 15 minutes". I asked him when he was going to give me the dreaded shot? He replied he just did.....The shots were one of my biggest fears, and he did it with NO PAIN. He is the absolute best at giving shots I have ever met. I was now beginning to think I might actually survive the whole procedure. He came back and once again said: "open wide". He said you will feel a little pressure, but no pain.........A couple minutes later he repeated this......again pressure, but no pain. A minute later he stepped back and said; We're done". I could hardly believe it.....I not only survived....I felt fine.....no pain!!!!! The PA explained in detail what to do for the next several days. On the way out all the staff wished me well. I got a follow-up phone call the next morning. This was the most positive dental experience i have ever had!!! I whole heartedly recommend Dr Butura and his team. PS In my mental filing system I have moved Dr Butura away from "assassin" to two files down from "Guardian Angel".

- Paul W

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The staff at Dr. Butura's office is fantastic! I had all four wisdom teeth done here. I was nervous about the procedure but once I met the surgeon and staff there I knew I was in good hands. It's a very professional place and very caring! I am very happy I was referred here and would highly recommend to anyone!

- Sarah M

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Dr. Butura and his entire staff made our experience as easy as they could. I would highly recommend them to anyone!

- Lisa D

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My surgery was quick and very well done. I had almost no swelling or bruising the week after. Stitches were not bothersome and aftercare instructions were easy to follow. Dr. Butura talked me through my x-rays and the procedure he would do, making sure I understood it all along the way. Very glad I found myself at this office for my wisdom teeth extraction!

- Elizabeth H

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Butura Oral and Dental Implant Surgery is the best place that you can possibly go when needing oral surgeries or dental implants. I am a person that unfortunately cannot afford insurance and was concerned about where to go because I needed to remove all 4 of my wisdom teeth. Butura Oral and Dental Implant Surgery kept their word about pricing and the cost for my surgery never changed no matter the issue. Honestly, I looked at many other places and the payment that I made was at this facility was way less than what other places quoted me. Butura Oral and Dental Implant Surgery make you feel at home and the staff is absolutely amazing. The facility has a nice and clean environment that seems to be fairly new. Dr. Butura is extremely friendly and truly cares about his patients. This procedure was my first surgery that required anesthesia, which made me extremely nervous at first. Dr. Butura and his staff knew what to say to make me feel relaxed instead of nervous about being put to sleep during my surgery. The whole experience was so amazing and I really did not have much pain after my surgery. If you are looking for a place that cares about your well-being and has great pricing, this is the place to go too! Thank you for everything Dr. Butura and staff!!!

- Jesse M

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Dr. Butura is very talented and painless. He is a superior oral surgeon and I would send everyone I know to him. I have had no further issues with my tooth extraction. It has healed nicely.

- Barbara H

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Dr. Butura and staff are amazing at what they do! Everything from the pre-procedure exam to the actual procedure was flawless! Everyone made my experience of getting a wisdom tooth removal surgery extremely smooth. I would definitely recommend this office to anyone! Thank you everyone!

- Tiffany L

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I had put off getting my wisdom teeth as I did not want to be off from work and school for an extended time. I finally decided to get the procedure done on a Monday, the next day my mouth was sore but virtually no pain. Wednesday I was back at work and by Thursday it was like nothing ever happened. Dr. Butura did an awesome job and his staff went beyond expectations.

- Tyler P

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Dr. Butura was very professional and explained what he was was going to do as far as my dental extraction. The staff was very helpful and understanding. I would go back to him in the future if I needed any further oral surgery procedures and recommend him highly to other patients.

- Harriet F

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everyone was nice and made sure i was secure and comfortable!

- Collisse M

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I am very fearful of dental work, so much so that I need to be sedated with nitrous oxide for a simple cleaning. Dr. Butura and his staff were very understanding and made my wisdom teeth removal comfortable and not scary at all. The ease of my recovery is a testament Dr. Butura's skill, no pain or swelling! I'd recommend him without reservation.

- Sharon S

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I was referred to Dr Butura by my dentist and am so grateful for his professional and friendly service! The whole staff was wonderful too, I felt comfortable and at ease, and had confidence in every person around me. The office and building are beautiful too, and are calming, and the parking lot is freshly repaved and spacious. When Dr Butura administered a sedative for my procedure with a syringe I didn't even feel it. My wisdom teeth were extracted so cleanly, and I'm healing rapidly. I kinda hope I have a reason to come back, lol. Thank You to the entire staff!

- Leland G

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Butura and his staff were welcoming, kind, and my appointment was overall a great experience. As I am a college student from out of state, I did not know what office in town I should go to, but I am so glad I was referred to go to Oral Surgery Phoenix and will refer it to my friends!

- Abigail B

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My daughter was very apprehensive to have her wisdom teeth removed. Dr. Butura had such a warm and caring manner that my daughter was quickly as ease. When we went back for the extractions, we were leaving within a half hour! He and his staff were so efficient!! Would absolutely refer others here.

- Joan P

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I would highly recommend Dr. Butura to anyone who is needing oral surgery. Dr. Butura and his staff are very friendly and provide excellent service.

- Jobanne M

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I had two of my wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Butura. The whole process form beginning to end was easy, seamless and well organized. I had bad memories of being a teenager and having two of my impacted wisdom teeth removed. I remembered a lot of pain and a lot of post surgery bleeding from that experience so I had some trepidation going to have my other two wisdom teeth removed. Dr. Butura and his staff answered all my questions and eased my fears about the procedure. As I was under sedation, there was no pain during the procedure which was very quick. The recovery over the next week was also very fast and much better than my previous experience as a teenager. I would highly recommend Butura Oral & Dental Implant Surgery.

- Matthew C

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