wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that come in during our adult years - normally between the ages of 17 and 25. Since these teeth erupt many years after the rest of adult teeth, they typically do not come through the gums in...

Impacted wisdom teeth cause a variety of oral health issues that can cause significant consequences for patients. To avoid these issues, many patients opt to have impacted wisdom teeth extracted, often before they become symptomatic. Your oral health will gain a number of benefits from wisdom...

Impacted wisdom teeth can be problematic in a number of ways, so you should monitor your smile for certain symptoms that can indicate this problem. Patients can experience serious issues as a result of impacted wisdom teeth, so it’s important to be evaluated by an oral...

Are you having your wisdom teeth removed? If so, you probably have questions about this procedure. Removing your wisdom teeth can improve your oral health, comfort, and quality of life. Following are answers to common questions about wisdom teeth extractions. Why is wisdom teeth removal necessary? Wisdom teeth...

Wisdom teeth aren’t necessary for optimal oral function. In fact, the emergence and retention of wisdom teeth can lead to orofacial discomfort and increased risks for conditions like tooth decay and gum disease. Keeping your wisdom teeth can be problematic. This is why oral health professionals...

Retaining your wisdom teeth could lead to the development of serious oral health concerns. Not only does keeping wisdom teeth lead to problems like orthodontic issues and painful infections, it can drastically affect your quality of life. Wisdom teeth are associated with frequent discomfort like...

If you are thinking about having your wisdom teeth removed, you may have a number of different questions about the treatment process and the extraction procedure. Here are some of the most common questions we hear from patients who are preparing for this treatment. Why...

The development of abscesses in wisdom teeth is a common complication that occurs when wisdom teeth do not erupt properly and/or are retained. An abscess is a type of infection that occurs inside a tooth when pus (the by-product of an infection) collects in its...

Many patients wonder why they even have wisdom teeth to begin with and why they often need to be removed. Here’s a general overview of your wisdom teeth and the problems that they can cause if they are impacted. Years ago, when humans foraged and hunted...