Types of Wisdom Teeth

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.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Process