Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth. Although most people develop and grow 32 permanent adult teeth, many times their jaws are too small to accommodate the four wisdom teeth. When inadequate space prevents the teeth from erupting they are called impacted.
Is removal NECESSARY?
With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, we can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there are present or future potential problems. Based on that review we'll be able to determine if it is or is not necessary.
Reasons for removal
Here are some reasons to remove your wisdom teeth:
- Cyst Formation
- Damage to other teeth
The procedure is simple. Patients are numbed, the teeth are removed, the gums are sutured for recovery and then you ice to reduce swelling and treat the pain. There are several post op follow ups with your dentist to ensure all went well.
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