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 »

Being told that you need to have your wisdom teeth removed can seem like a real pain. Of course, you could be in real pain if you elect to ignore medical advice and decide not to have the wisdom teeth removal surgery. But what could happen if you don’t do it? While the actual Salt… Continue Reading »

Millions of patients have their wisdom teeth removed each. If a dentist recommends wisdom teeth removal (extraction) for you or someone you know, it’s natural that questions will arise. What are wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth, also known as “third molars,” typically appear in the mouth between the ages of 17 and 25. Most people have… Continue Reading »

Some people keep their wisdom teeth for their entire lives. Other people choose to have their wisdom teeth removed, sometimes before they have emerged through the gums. How do you know if your wisdom teeth need to be removed? What factors determine if you need wisdom teeth removal? Your dentist may recommend removal of a… Continue Reading »

Why are wisdom teeth extracted? A wisdom tooth is extracted to correct an actual problem or to prevent them in the future. When wisdom teeth come in, a number of problems can occur: Your jaw may not be large enough for them, and they may become impacted and unable to break through your gums. Your… Continue Reading »

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that come into the mouth, usually between the ages of 16 and 19. Most people have four wisdom teeth at the back of the mouth — two on the top, two on the bottom. Because wisdom teeth appear at the back of the mouth they… Continue Reading »