Impacted wisdom teeth are often described by the direction of the impaction:
- Forward tilting (known as mesioangular wisdom teeth)
- Sideways tilted (known as horizontal wisdom teeth)
- Backwards tilting (known as distoangular wisdom teeth).
The depth of impaction has also been a common way to classify Wisdom Teeth, but directional is the most common. Below is a picture description of the types described above.