Do My Wisdom Teeth Need to be Extracted?

Your third molars typically come through between the ages of 17 and 21. This is why we call them “wisdom teeth”  – they come through at a more mature age and are the last permanent teeth to erupt. For some people, wisdom teeth never erupt. If they do erupt, and if they erupt correctly, healthy […]

Your third molars typically come through between the ages of 17 and 21. This is why we call them “wisdom teeth”  – they come through at a more mature age and are the last permanent teeth to erupt. For some people, wisdom teeth never erupt.

If they do erupt, and if they erupt correctly, healthy wisdom teeth help you chew, but in some patients, there may not be enough room in the mouth to accommodate the wisdom teeth which can lead to a partial eruption. This can be very painful. In addition, if there isn’t enough space for these molars to erupt, it is hard to get to them to clean them properly.

You may be advised by your dentist to have one or more of your wisdom teeth extracted due to impaction.  The extraction of impacted wisdom teeth is done in one day under anesthetic. Your dentist will gladly provide you with after surgery care instructions to ensure you heal properly.

At DaVinci Dentistry, we are here to answer any questions you may have about wisdom teeth. Feel free to call our office whenever you have a question or to consult with your dentist about your wisdom teeth. We gladly serve patients in Southlake, TX, and the surrounding areas.