Wisdom Teeth

What are wisdom teeth?

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, behind your second molars. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.

The ideal time to have a wisdom tooth consultation is just before getting your braces off or around age 15 or 16.  The deal time to remove impacted wisdom teeth is when the roots are about 2/3 formed, lessening the chance of sinus and inferior alveolar nerve injury.  Only a consultation with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon can help determine the appropriate time for your specific case.

Call our office to schedule your wisdom teeth consultation.

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    Wisdom Teeth Presentation

    To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.

    Wisdom Teeth Presentation