The routine questions I get on this topic are; Is wisdom teeth removal for me? Do I have enough room for my wisdom teeth? I don’t have pain wisdom tooth pain, why should I get them removed? We’ll break these questions down and many more. Let’s get started…
AKA the 3rd molar, wisdom teeth are the molars in the hindmost position of your mouth. They begin to appear in your mouth from ages 17-21. These molars are usually slightly smaller than the other molars in your mouth, and their shape can vary dramatically from your other molars. Although you may not see them (under skin or under bone), there are usually 4 wisdom teeth present.
There are two types of wisdom teeth impaction:
There are a number of reasons why a dentist may recommend removing a wisdom tooth. Here are some of the most common reasons:
Topics to cover with your dentist before removal:
Things to expect during surgery:
If you would like to consult with me about your wisdom teeth removal, please don’t hesitate to call Tri City Dental Care at (509) 579-0759.
Click here to view a video with more information from the American Dental Association .
-Dr. Antonio Lopez-Ibarra