Impacted Wisdom Teeth Nottingham MD

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.


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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.

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 impactionSoft Tissue
Partially bony impactionPartial Bony
Completely bony impactionComplete Bony

Nottingham Oral Surgery Center

5 out of 5 stars based on 34 Wisdom Teeth reviews.

Patient Review By Shakira K

Dr Lyn was awesome! This was my first time meeting him and I have to say I was really nervous due to just meeting him a week ago and getting my surgery the following week. His professionalism and knowledge is what will keep me coming back if need be. But the dental assistant that was assigned to me, Kate I believe is her name was very rude and seemed to have a bit of an attitude. She showed NO empathy whatsoever and honestly could careless if I was comfortable with procedure before hand. She was very short with me, didn’t seem to want to answer my questions, snippy, she could see that I was nervous and actually crying and not once asked me was there something she could do to make things better. I didn’t want the procedure but I knew I needed it and you would think she would had made me feel a little bit more comfortable. I even tried to start a conversation with her to help calm my nerves and she completely ignored me. I couldn’t tell if she had a personal issue with me or maybe she was having a bad day. Nonetheless, she is a poor representation of your practice and patients come first. She needs to learn how to empathize with patients. It wasn’t until Dr Lyn entered the room and could tell I was nervous and started talking to me which allowed me to calm down. Kate’s disposition and demamor had even changed in a postive way when he came so I’m not sure what was going on but if I was to come back she absolutely cannot not be assigned to my procedure. I was going to ask for another DA but didn’t want to be there no longer than I had to so I didn’t bother to say nothing. But Taylor, your front desk receptionist was very very nice and attentive to all my needs and concerns. She could’ve been my DA instead.

- Shakira K

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Patient Review By Sarah T

- Sarah T

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Patient Review By Logan D

I just took my 17-year-old son there to have oral surgery removing all four of his wisdom teeth at once the staff the doctors and everyone were so wonderful one of the best places I’ve ever been

- Logan D

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Patient Review By Danielle D

I was extremely terrified as I have never had an extraction or been put to sleep before. Everyone was comforting and helpful through the whole process. The surgeon must have done an excellent job as I am in almost zero pain. Thanks to everyone in this office!

- Danielle D

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Patient Review By Stacey S

I brought my 17 year old daughter to have her wisdom teeth removed. The doctor and staff made this a very easy process for her and myself. I would recommend this office to any parent looking for help with their child.

- Stacey S

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Patient Review By Randy G

I appreciated the fact that Dr.Lynn presented me with all the possible options before doing my wisdom teeth extraction. The process was smooth and cost effective.

- Randy G

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Patient Review By Katelyn R

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Patient Review By Alexandra W

Everyone made you feel comfortable and at ease

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Patient Review By May B

- May B

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Patient Review By Austin H

I'm happy with my results from my wisdom teeth extraction. The swelling and pain decreased in a normal amount of time. Dr. Lyn and the staff were very nice and helpful. They answered all of my questions without frustration.

- Austin H

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Patient Review By Mark T

My daughter had her wisdom teeth removed in December 2016. I had to layout the cost of the entire procedure $2700. They submitted the insurance claim incorrectly. I had to request for them to resubmit. BCBS mailed a check to them on 8/24/17. I called on 9/7/2017 to request my reimbursement and was told due to office construction they would not cut a check for me till 10/1/2017.

- Mark T

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Patient Review By Jasmine J

Great service! Friendly, informative, warm, accommodating. I felt confident allowing Dr. Lyn to work on my son. My son had 4 wisdom teeth pulled in June 2017 and Dr. Lyn and staff made the whole process simple and easy. They moved quickly and efficiently and were very thorough. They even called us before the follow up appointment to check on my son's progress. We had no complications at all. We never waited long to be seen unlike my experience with my youngest son with a certain popular doctor in Towson. If we need any other work done we will definitely return to see Dr. Lyn at Nottingham.

- Jasmine J

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Patient Review By Patricia B

Although, I never again want to visit Dr. Lyn for a professional service, I enjoyed the personal interaction and his over kindness and concern for me. I have recommended Dr. Lyn to others in need of oral surgery and will continue to do so. Feel assured that you are in good, capable hands with Dr. Lyn.

- Patricia B

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Patient Review By latear s

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Patient Review By Memi D

great place

- Memi D

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Patient Review By Tim H

Quick, professional and polite.

- Tim H

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Patient Review By Kylee W

Not many people can say they had a pleasant experience getting their wisdom teeth out, but I can! The doctor and staff were very kind and talented. Thank you!

- Kylee W

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Patient Review By Daniel D

I am 49 years old and never had any dental problems other than an occasional cavity to be filled. I needed to have 2 wisdom teeth removed and I was very anxious about having this done. After meeting Dr.Lyn I felt a lot better about the procedure. I elected to having the general anesthesia which I recommend and after the procedure I was very comfortable and even days after I was sore but never painful. Dr. Lyn has great chair side manor, he answers any and all questions that I had. The Staff at Nottingham Oral Surgery are terrific, they are all so very nice and friendly and work very hard to do what they can to reduce your cost. I cannot say enough about NOS other than I totally recommend them to anyone that has oral surgery issues and if I ever have anything arise in the future I am very glad to know that they will be there for me.

- Daniel D

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Patient Review By Michael A

Dr Trevann Lyn and his team has set the standard of how to run a clinic/ business. From the moment I called, they were courteous and helpful. Dr Lyn's bedside manner is truly what sets him apart from most doctors (I know this because I manage a team of doctors at a hospital). He informed me of all the steps of the procedure and his team are always pleasant and calmed me down when I was panicking inside.A big shoutout to Chrissy and Jennifer, they are amazing and Dr Lyn is very lucky to have them on his team. I avoid the dentist like a plague but I wouldn't hesitate going back to Dr Lyn if I have another issue.

- Michael A

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