Monthly Archives: June 2016

What can I expect when getting wisdom teeth extracted?

If your general dentist refers you to an oral surgeon, your first appointment will consist of an examination, a panoramic x-ray (if not provided by your general dentist) and a consultation.  At the consultation the oral surgeon will explain the … Continue reading

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When is the best time to remove wisdom teeth?

Dentists generally begin to evaluate wisdom teeth between the ages of 16 and 19.  A panoramic x-ray is taken in addition to an oral examination.  The x-ray is a 2-dimensional image which captures the entire mouth in a single image, … Continue reading

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Why are wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom teeth are removed for various reasons.  One reason for extracting a wisdom tooth is a cyst has formed, destroying the surrounding bone or tooth roots.  Another circumstance would be when a wisdom tooth is only partially erupted, leaving an … Continue reading

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Can wisdom teeth cause problems?

Properly positioned and healthy third molars, often referred to as wisdom teeth, are not a cause for concern.  More often than not, this is not the case and problems can arise which require the removal of the teeth.  When the … Continue reading

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