FAQs About Wisdom Tooth Removal

Has your dentist recommended wisdom tooth removal? Removing wisdom teeth is a surgical procedure called a “tooth extraction.” It is a rare occurrence that wisdom teeth erupt without contributing to serious oral health concerns; this is why their removal is recommended. Having oral surgery to remove your wisdom teeth can lower your risks for developing…

Why do we get Wisdom Teeth?

The wisdom teeth are the last set of molars that come in, far in the back of the mouth. Many people—in fact, most people—don’t have enough room to accommodate these large teeth and so have to have them extracted. Why do we get these teeth, then, if they usually just have to be removed. There…

The benefits of wisdom tooth extraction

Some patients may question a recommendation that they have their wisdom teeth removed, especially when those teeth aren’t causing any discomfort. Unfortunately, the wisdom teeth are highly likely to become impacted, and when they do, they can create a host of issues that can impact your oral health. Having them removed proactively can have a…

The Importance of Extracting Wisdom Teeth

The third molars present in many adult mouths are often known as wisdom teeth, and these teeth are often extracted for a variety of reasons. A dentist will watch as the wisdom teeth grow in; reviewing radiographs or X-rays to determine the likelihood of problems. While not all wisdom teeth are extracted, if they start…

How to Deal With Dry Socket

Dry socket is an uncomfortable side effect that can occur after you have a tooth extracted. It happens more often in relation to wisdom teeth extraction. If you experience extreme discomfort after a tooth extraction, you should consult with your dental provider right away to find out if you might be suffering from dry socket.…

Is it time to have my wisdom teeth removed?

The recommend time frame for having your wisdom teeth removed can vary for each individual patient. For some patients, pain and swelling around the wisdom teeth can indicate the need for removal. For most patients, though, the signs and symptoms are less obvious. Sometimes, it may be difficult to determine the status of the wisdom…