Pain from wisdom teeth can come and go. You may possibly feel discomfort one day and then the next you may not. So, while it may seem easy to just ignore the pain you may be experiencing from your wisdom teeth, don’t. It could be a sign that something is wrong. While it is true… Continue Reading »

When your dentist tells you that it’s time to have your wisdom teeth removed, don’t panic! Wisdom teeth extraction is a pretty common procedure that many people go through every day. Still, it’s hard to know what to expect. Some people go through the whole event with no problems, while others experience difficulty and pain…. Continue Reading »

If you’re experiencing pain or stiffness in your jaw, have tooth or gum disease, and/or feel a “crowding” of your teeth, it may be your wisdom teeth coming in. Furthermore, if you’re between the ages of 17-28 and experiencing the above symptoms, you may want to visit your dentist soon to determine if it is… Continue Reading »

Visiting the dentist is never really any fun. Face it, it’s something we all dread doing. But what makes any dental check up and cleaning worse is when the dentist says, “It looks like we’re going to have to remove your wisdom teeth.” Dim the lights and cue the dramatic music, because once those words… Continue Reading »

Wisdom teeth removal is generally considered a routine procedure with very little risk involved. However, in extreme instances there are a few complications that may arise. As with any surgery, it’s always wise to talk with your dentist, oral surgeon, or healthcare advocate about any uncertainties you may have. You may even want to become… Continue Reading »

Wisdom teeth got their name in the mid 1800s due to the fact that most people don’t get this third row of molars until between the ages of 17 to 24 or so. Considered a pain both literally and figuratively to many people, wisdom teeth extraction presents questions for those facing the procedure. Here, we… Continue Reading »

Whether you’re the parent of a teenager or you’re a 30- or 40-something adult who has put it off, facing wisdom tooth extraction is a hard expense to swallow. And depending on what state of health the teeth are in, you could be facing a substantial bill. So, what should you expect for the procedure… Continue Reading »

Humans have always had “wisdom teeth” or third molars. However, today the only time we think about wisdom teeth is when they need to be removed. But why do we have them? And why do they cause trouble for us today? Looking at our prehistoric ancestors can give us some clues. Evolution of wisdom teeth… Continue Reading »

If you’re a young adult between the ages of 17-25, your dentist might advise you to get your wisdom teeth removed. Since most people don’t have room in their mouth for a third row of molars, wisdom teeth removal can prevent complications down the road. But I know what you’re thinking: Having your wisdom teeth… Continue Reading »

17 to 25: The age range when most people have their wisdom teeth removed. Dentist and oral surgeons like to wait until two-thirds of the root is formed before extraction. When your jaw is in this last stage before development stops, wisdom teeth are easy to remove. 85% Percentage of people who will have their wisdom teeth… Continue Reading »