If only wisdom teeth made you wiser. Instead, they tend to be painful annoyances that actually no longer serve a purpose in the modern day. Your wisdom teeth are the final four adult teeth to come through the gums, which tends to happen in early adult years (between 17-24 years old). It can be a… Continue reading 4 Signs You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed Now
Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars. These are the teeth at the very back of your mouth, and they are usually the last teeth to erupt (push through the gum line). On average, each person has four wisdom teeth—one on each side on top and bottom. You probably have wisdom teeth in your… Continue reading When Should You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
When the wisdom teeth are impacted, which is a common occurrence among modern humans with our relatively small jaws, they can cause discomfort. However, that doesn’t always happen, so patients shouldn’t assume that if they have no pain, their wisdom teeth aren’t impacted. Instead, if your wisdom teeth fail to erupt properly by your late… Continue reading Do wisdom teeth always hurt when they come in?
Your wisdom teeth, also known as your third molars, are the largest teeth in your mouth. Unfortunately, their size means that many patients’ mouths won’t have enough room for them to erupt properly, leading them to become impacted. Because impacted wisdom teeth are associated with many negative outcomes, many patients will decide to have them… Continue reading What is the difference between impacted and erupted wisdom teeth?
When facing a procedure like wisdom teeth extraction, patients want to be as prepared as possible for their appointment and the recovery period thereafter. It can be helpful to know how long the procedure will take and how to prepare for it, for example. At your initial consultation, your oral surgeon will cover these aspects… Continue reading How long will my wisdom teeth extraction take?
Impacted wisdom teeth can be problematic in a number of ways, so many patients will opt to have them extracted as a preventive measure to avoid those consequences. In fact, wisdom tooth extraction is probably the most common reason for patients to see an oral surgeon. Because it is easier to extract the wisdom teeth… Continue reading When should I have my child evaluated for wisdom tooth removal?
When your wisdom teeth fail to erupt properly and become impacted, you can develop a number of concerning symptoms. Some of the issues can seriously affect your oral health, so it’s important to address this condition if it affects you. To prevent the problems associated with impacted wisdom teeth, patients should consult with an oral… Continue reading 5 Most Common Problems Created By Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Your large third molars – also known as the wisdom teeth – are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth, generally by late adolescence. If your wisdom teeth erupt properly, you may not even notice it until they come in. However, for the vast majority of patients, successful wisdom tooth eruption is impossible because… Continue reading How do you know if your wisdom teeth are coming in?
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 healthy, upright positions. Due to lack of room for their… Continue reading How long do wisdom teeth take to emerge?
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 tooth extraction. Because the extraction procedure is more complex… Continue reading Improve Oral Health With Wisdom Teeth Removal