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Our dentists may recommend wisdom teeth removal to avoid oral health issues.

Questions & answers

Wisdom teeth removal

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the third molars and the last teeth to erupt. They are nearest to your throat in the back of your mouth. It is common for them to erupt between the ages of 15 and 20.

Why is wisdom teeth removal necessary?

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come in, and there is often not enough space in the mouth for them to fit properly. This can cause crowding and misaligned teeth. It is common for wisdom teeth to become impacted, trapped and unable to erupt, causing a variety of oral health problems.

How will you know when to have your wisdom teeth removed?

There are a few signs to watch out for when it comes time to have your wisdom teeth removed. Some of the symptoms are:

  • Jaw pain and tenderness
  • Swelling and redness in the gums
  • Discharge from abscess or infection
  • A visible tooth coming through in the back of your mouth

Wisdom teeth eruption commonly goes unnoticed. The best way to know when to get your wisdom teeth removed is by attending your regular dental appointments, and our dentists will be sure to let you know. Dental X-rays are able to show wisdom teeth coming in.

Wisdom teeth removal


The third molars, which are commonly called the wisdom teeth, are typically the last teeth to come in. Because they are the last to erupt, there is often not enough room for the wisdom teeth to grow in as they should. When there is not sufficient space for the wisdom teeth, they may become impacted (unable to fully break through the gum tissues and jawbone) or grow in at an incorrect angle. Wisdom teeth that do not erupt as they should can lead to several dental problems, such as:

  • Disturbance of the natural tooth alignment or orthodontic treatment
  • Damage to the neighboring teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Infection and inflammation in the gums and other tissues
  • The formation of cysts
  • Damage to the jawbone

Our dentists may recommend wisdom teeth removal to avoid these serious complications and to keep your smile healthy. We will carefully evaluate your smile, including the positioning of your teeth and wisdom teeth, to determine whether your smile would benefit from wisdom teeth removal. Our team will ensure that your wisdom teeth removal treatment is as painless and comfortable as possible. To learn more about wisdom teeth removal, please call or visit us today. We are committed to keeping your smile in the best possible health.

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