Wisdom Teeth Xray - Gallery

Updated: Aug 24

All of these wisdom teeth xrays are of our patients at our long island city dental office. They include periapical x-rays (PA) as well as panoramic xrays (PANO). We've included fully erupted wisdom teeth and also impacted ones.


Hopefully you find everything that you're looking for. We'll be adding more x-rays as we get them, thus this will be a dynamically updating article.



Table of Contents:



Normal wisdom teeth xrays

These are PAs or periapical xrays of normal Bitewing xray of wisdom teeth on left sidewisdom teeth that are not impacted. They are all fully erupted into mouth.


Xray of upper left wisdom tooth:

xray of upper left wisdom tooth fully erupted

Xray of upper right wisdom tooth:

xray - upper right wisdom tooth fully erupted

Xray of lower left wisdom tooth:

xray lower left wisdom tooth normal

Xray of lower right wisdom tooth:

xray lower right wisdom tooth normal

Bitewing xray of wisdom teeth on left side:

Bitewing xrays of partially impacted wisdom teeth on the left and right sides



Partially impacted wisdom teeth xrays

These are x-rays of partially impacted wisdom teeth. This means that they are slightly-moderately angulated and they may be partially stuck beneath the gums.


Xray of lower right partially impacted wisdom tooth:

partially impacted lower right wisdom tooth xray

partially distal impacted lower right wisdom tooth xray

Bitewing xrays of partially impacted wisdom teeth on the left and right sides:

bitewing xrays of partially impacted wisdom teeth on both sides


Severely impacted wisdom teeth xrays

These wisdom teeth are considered full bony impacted because more than 50% of the tooth is either still stuck in the gums or in the jaw bone.


Complete horizontally impacted sideways wisdom teeth xray:

sideways wisdom teeth xray

lower left sideways wisdom tooth xray

Lower left sideways wisdom tooth xray:

lower left sideways wisdom tooth xray


Lower right sideways wisdom tooth xray:

lower right sideways wisdom tooth xray


Panoramic x-ray of a vertical full bony impacted lower right wisdom tooth:

panoramic xray of vertical full bony impacted lower right wisdom tooth

Panoramic xray of severely impacted wisdom teeth on the left and right sides:

pano xray of severely impacted wisdom teeth on both sides

Xray of wisdom tooth tooth root that was left behind due to proximity to the nerve:

xray of wisdom tooth tooth root that was left behind


Summary

Hopefully that gives you an idea of what wisdom teeth look like on various x-rays. We've tried to include as many different variations as possible such as the level of impaction and also the type of x-rays.


Related content: If you want to see real clinical photos of what wisdom teeth look like in the mouth, check out this article.


Just to be clear, you won't be able to take your own xrays at home because that can only be done at the dentist. Some of the x-rays may be difficult to read which is why you should consult a dentist for a proper diagnosis.


Last but not least, don't forget to go in for your dental check ups every 6 months so that if the wisdom teeth look like they're about to cause problems, you should have them taken care of. If the thought of it scares you, you can always seek out a specialist, the oral surgeon for IV sedation when you have them removed.

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About the author: Dr David Chen, DDS

Hello, I'm Dr Chen and I'm an actively practicing dentist in Long Island City, NY. I graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in 2016 but prior to going to dental school I was already working in the dental field. It's been more than a decade since I first got to know dentistry and let me tell you, time flies by quickly. Since then I've developed a fondness for writing, which is how this all got started!

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Medical Disclaimer:

This blog is purely meant for information purposes and should not be used as medical advice. Each situation in your mouth is unique and complex. It is not possible to give advice nor diagnose any oral conditions based on text nor virtual consultations. The best thing to do is to go in person to see your dentist for an examination and consultation so that you can receive the best care possible.

The purpose of all of this oral health information is to encourage you to see your dentist and to inform you of what you may expect during your visit. Due to the unfortunate nature of dentistry, there isn't really any true home remedies that will get rid of dental problems. Roughly 99.99% of them require in-person intervention by a healthcare professional.

Hint: That is the reason why you can't eliminate seeing dentists in your life!