There are many things can play a role in determining your estimated wisdom teeth removal cost. One of the things that can determine how much you’ll need to pay is the positioning of impaction.
Some of you may still be wondering what positioning of impaction means. If you don’t understand what positioning of impaction is referring to, read this article to find out. Here we’ll share some information about what positioning of impaction is and why it can help determine your wisdom teeth removal cost estimate.
Four Impaction Position Types That Will Determine Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost
The positioning of impaction is the angulations of your wisdom teeth as they grow in. There are four positionings that your dentist will consider when removing your wisdom teeth.
1. The Mesial
The first and most common positioning of impaction is called the Mesial. Also known as the Mesio Angular, this wisdom tooth position is the hardest for a dentist to remove because it is growing in the wrong direction. The mesial wisdom tooth is growing forward, towards the rest of your teeth. People experiencing mesial impaction will struggle with misaligned teeth, as this type of impaction pushed your teeth forward the most.
2. The Vertical
The second positioning of impaction that your wisdom teeth can grow in is called the vertical. Actually, this is just a normal position! However, it can still cause problems, especially if your wisdom teeth are big – your teeth can rub against each other and cause erosion. This is the easiest type of positioning for dentists to deal with.
3. The Horizontal
The third positioning of impaction your wisdom teeth could grow in is called the horizontal. A wisdom tooth growing in the horizontal position can be difficult to remove; the dentist will need to make incisions to remove the tooth. Between these four positionings, the horizontal positioning will most likely have the longest healing time as it requires the most incisions.
4. The Distal
The last positioning of impaction that your wisdom teeth could grow in is called the distal. The distal can be thought of as the opposite of the mesial. That is, instead of growing towards the front of your mouth, in the distal positioning your teeth are growing backwards, towards your throat. This can also be fairly difficult to remove – and it can cause pain in the back of your mouth. But this is not as difficult as the horizontal positioning, so you don’t have to worry about that!
Have you checked the position your wisdom teeth are growing in? Have you noticed any of these four positionings in your own wisdom teeth? If you experience any of these concerning growth patterns, you should prepare for your estimated wisdom teeth removal cost – it could be quite high, but it will be very necessary.