Impacted Wisdom Teeth Salem OR

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.

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Diagram and X-ray 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.
Soft tissue tooth impactionSoft Tissue
Partially bony tooth impactionPartial Bony
Complete bony tooth impactionComplete Bony

Ready to Schedule your Consultation for Wisdom Teeth Removal with Dr. Swiderski? Call Oral Surgery Office in Salem Phone Number 503-581-0223 today to make your appointment!


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Doctor Swiderski is very professional caring doctor with a great sense of humor, which helps to take anxiety away at the appointment. He cares and calls his patient at night after the surgery to see if you are ok. I had 3 implants done and will not go to anybody else if I need another one. He also has a great team working with him.

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Two of my children have required multiple extractions for pre-orthodontic treatment, and I have had one surgery myself. We have experienced a total of 5 office procedures so far and have had an excellent experience every time. The entire staff is welcoming and compassionate, the office is beautiful and comfortable, and the care is top notch. I highly recommend Dr. Swiderski and his staff for any care you may need.

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Great care from everyone , from front office to the Dr. and assistants. Everyone took very good care of me through my procedure . I will return for all of my surgical needs as well as my family. Thank you for getting me out of pain .

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I have had numerous dentists and oral surgeons over the years. Dr. Swiderski ranks right at the top. He has pulled several of my teeth, performed a bone graft and did several implants. All procedures were successful in that they were completed fairly quickly and did not have any after surgery complications. Dr. Swiderski personally followed up at day end on patients progress and their concerns. He runs a well functioning practice, his staff know their jobs, work well together and make his patients their priority, as does Dr. Swiderski.

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I highly recommend Dr. Swiderski. I was somewhat nervous about dental implant surgery but he put me right at ease. He was fast, efficient and very professional. I had an excellent outcome & will definitely go back to him if I ever require another implant!

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My experience with Dr. Swiderski and all of his staff including the front office were the most helpful and courtious Team I have encountered in the Dental field. I would highly recommend you choose them first before moving forward on any important surgery for you or your Family.

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The staff was compassionate and professional. Could not ask for more attention and cooperation. Dr. Swiderski was friendly, concerned and professional. A post surgery call to check my status is a reflection of his overall treatment. Great dentist

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Everything went so well. The office is such a pleasant, calming place (although I did accidentally walk in the wrong door). The medical assistant that I worked with was amazing. She did everything -- took xrays, looked at my case, set up the OR, gave the shots, assisted with the extraction, and so nice! This lady might consider medical school!? Dr Swiderski came in with a big smile, very friendly and made me feel this was going to be easy. The procedure went well. A little tough getting out the roots. I had some pain afterwards, but one day after surgery I'm having no pain at all. Thanks!

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I would highly recommend Dr. Swiderski. He made me feel relaxed and put me at ease. He called to check up on me the night of my surgery. It was nice to have someone check up on me to make sure I was doing good. I was expecting to be in pain, after having 5 back teeth pulled. I didn't have any pain after one day surgery.

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Dr. Swiderski and all of his staff are professional, friendly people who go above and beyond their job to provide the best patient care. I have been a patient of Dr. Swiderski for many years and have always had a positive experience at Mid-Valley Oral. I would highly recommend Dr. Swiderski and his staff.

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I am a grumpee old man who had a impacted wisdom tooth. I complain about everything but not the service I received by DR Swiderski and staff. I am wondering if they really pulled it almost no swelling or pain. If I could give them 6 stars I would of!

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My 16-year-old daughter has severe anxiety. She is afraid of shots and won’t even get her ears pierced. She had dreaded her wisdom teeth extraction for MONTHS. But she says a nice lady held her hand while another one placed the IV, and then she woke up and it was over! We are all very relieved. What could have been a nightmare went very smoothly. I highly recommend Dr. Swiderski and his crew.

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I would highly recommend Dr. Swiderski’s office! I felt like my daughter was in great hands.

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Having reached a "certain age," I have visited many dental practices in my life, including multiple visits to Dr. Swiderski for bone grafting and implant surgeries. Each time I go there, my expectations for superb service and attention to details are exceeded. The office itself was designed for patient comfort, right down to the USB charging ports in the waiting area. The staff makes insurance billing and scheduling seem effortless, and Dr. Swiderski certainly lives up to his Mayo Clinic credentials. You won't find a better oral surgeon anywhere - thank you all for taking such great care of my mouth!

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I have had no pain during this whole process. I took ibuprofen for the first 10 hours as precaution and then nothing after. I am amazed that I had 5 teeth extracted and no pain in the process. I feel so thankful for this experience and have already been telling my family and friends they need to go to Dr. Swiderski!

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Dr. Swiderski and his staff are outstanding. from the check in counter to the examination rooms to the surgery area ... just first class treatment top to bottom. This is not my favorite thing to be doing ... but a very necessary one. I'm grateful that Dr. King recommended Dr. Swiderski and Mid-Valley OMS for my treatment. It really was a pleasure to get my implant and the whole time first class care. Thank you Doctor and all the staff for your professional service and caring throughout the whole experience. I highly recommend Mid-Valley. Regards, Fred Thompson.

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