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Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom teeth, so-called because they are the last teeth to emerge after childhood, usually erupt from ages 16 to 18, when people are considered “wiser” or more mature.

Located at the very back of the jaw, wisdom teeth are also referred to as the “third molars.” Our doctors often advise the removal of wisdom teeth when they are impacted, or emerge sideways. Impacted wisdom teeth can be painful, cause infection, or crowd the mouth and shift surrounding teeth. Cysts can sometimes form around impacted wisdom teeth, putting bone at risk. Wisdom teeth may also only partially erupt, irritating gums and making proper cleaning difficult.

Wisdom teeth removal is a common oral surgery performed by Arthur Street Dental Office. You don’t have to wait to remove wisdom teeth until there is cause for medical concern, as the risk for all complications increases. Call our office today to book your dental examination or to learn more about wisdom teeth removal and the difference this could make in your oral health.