WISDOM TEETH

Wisdom Tooth Removal

WHAT ARE WISDOM TEETH?

Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. Their 
development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.

What Is An Impacted Tooth?

Although most people develop and grow 32 permanent adultteeth,many times their jaws are too small to accommodate the four wisdom teeth. When inadequate space prevents the teeth from erupting they are called impacted. This indicates their inability to erupt into the proper position for chewing and cleaning.

Why should i have my wisdom teeth removed?

If you do not have enough room in your mouth for your third molars to fully erupt, a number of problems can happen. Impacted wisdom teeth should be removed before their root structure is fully developed. In some patients it is as early as 12 or 13, and in others it may not be until the early twenties. Problems tend to occur with increasing frequency after the age of 30. Some of the possible problems related to not removing your wisdom teeth include:

  • Infection

  • Cyst Formation

  • Possible Crowding

  • Damage to Adjacent Teeth

WHAT DOES WISDOM TOOTH 

REMOVAL COSTS ?

The fee for your treatment is determined by a number of 

factors. These may include the

difficulty involved in removing your teeth and which type of 

anesthesia is best for you. During your consultation 

appointment, thesurgeon will need to review your x-rays, 

complete an examination and determine the best option for 

anesthesia, before an accurate estimate can be provided. 

Every insurance company has a different policy regarding 

the extent of coverage for a given surgical procedure. Our 

administrative staff will help you obtain maximum 

insurance coverage for your treatment.

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