Overlapping / retained / impacted teeth

Oral Surgery

Ideally a full set of teeth has room to erupt and can thus fulfil the natural function. However, if overcrowding occurs a normal dentition cannot take place and teeth remain in the jaw bone or erupt and overlap existing teeth.

These teeth are surrounded by embryonal tissue and mostly constitute a chronic focus or field of interference. In addition to this, they can exert pressure on the roots of neighbouring teeth and damage them. The most commonly impacted teeth are the so-called wisdom teeth (18, 28, 38, 48), followed by the eye teeth (13, 23) in the upper jaw. In rare cases surplus teeth can be present, a second set of incisors or wisdom teeth. All displaced teeth can be extracted using either local or, if need be, general anaesthetic.


Local side effects caused by displaced teeth:

  •  damage to roots of neighbouring teeth
  • displacement of teeth with dentition alteration and resulting negative effects to the
    mandibular joint resulting in muscle tenseness in neck/shoulder/spine area



Holistic effects caused by displaced teeth:


We extract overlapping/retained/impacted teeth with as little discomfort as possible, using local or general anaesthtic, as requested.