Updated: Apr 19
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 right wisdom tooth:
Xray of lower left wisdom tooth:
Xray of lower right wisdom tooth:
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:
Bitewing xrays of partially impacted wisdom teeth on the left and right 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:
Lower left 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 severely impacted wisdom teeth on the left and right sides:
Xray of wisdom tooth tooth root that was left behind due to proximity to the nerve:
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.
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 the wisdom teeth extracted. 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.