Wisdom Teeth

Patients who are facing the surgical removal of their wisdom teeth often have a number of questions about the need for the procedure and the treatment process. Here are some of the issues that come up most frequently. I’m not having any problems with my wisdom...

Having one’s wisdom teeth removed is a common procedure performed by an oral surgeon. This treatment is common because wisdom teeth are typically very problematic to oral health. The retention of these teeth (also called third molars) can increase one’s risk for dental caries, periodontal...

Your wisdom teeth are the largest teeth in your mouth and therefore the most likely to become impacted. Most people’s jaws are not large enough to accommodate these third molars. Impacted wisdom teeth should be extracted by an oral surgeon. A surgical procedure is typically necessary...

Have you ever wondered why patients have their wisdom teeth removed even when those teeth aren’t causing trouble? Unfortunately, impacted wisdom teeth can cause a variety of oral health issues at any time. Therefore, many patients opt to have these potentially problematic teeth extracted as...

The modern human jaw is too small to accommodate the wisdom teeth, and consequently those large third molars often become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can have ongoing ramifications for your smile’s appearance and your overall well-being. To avoid these negative outcomes, many patients choose to have their...

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are not necessary for optimal oral function. These teeth are commonly extracted by an oral surgeon because they erupt later than the rest of the permanent teeth and often cause orthodontic problems such as crowded and misaligned teeth. When wisdom...