If you’re like a large percentage of people, your third molars (otherwise known as wisdom teeth) can create problems as you enter into adulthood. Although some people get along just fine without any pain or discomfort, wisdom teeth are predisposed to complications more often than other teeth in your mouth.
Due to their location, the final set of molars to erupt is usually very difficult to keep clean. Limits on space can also prevent them from erupting properly into place. As a result, you may experience difficulties such as:
To prevent damage to adjacent teeth or chronic pain, we may recommend removing your third molars. Removal is usually done in a person’s late teens, but it can also extend into their 20s or 30s, depending on their comfort levels and hygiene practices. If we suspect that the location of the tooth will damage adjacent teeth, we will recommend removing the tooth before symptoms arise.
With options like nitrous oxide sedation and our anxiety-free Comfort Menu, we have your best interests at heart. We work closely with you to reduce or eliminate discomfort during your entire procedure. After your extraction, we will provide you with instructions and any medication recommendations for alleviating discomfort as you heal.
A simple X-ray and exam are all we need to determine whether or not your third molars need to be extracted. We will assess the development and location of the tooth as it relates to your jaws and adjacent teeth.