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 »

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come in, but often there isn’t enough room for the tooth. Because of the lack of room the tooth may not be able to rise through the gums completely, this is called impacted. When the tooth becomes impacted bacteria can enter around the partially erupted tooth and may… Continue Reading »

Now Enrolling Wisdom teeth are part of growing up. Unfortunately, most people don’t have enough room in their mouth for these teeth and they must be surgically removed.  Several medications for managing the pain after wisdom teeth extraction are being studied. If you or someone you know has impacted wisdom teeth and are between the… Continue Reading »