Wisdom Teeth Removal & Diagnosis
About Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are the most posterior of molars found in humans and they usually erupt in young adults of the 17-25 age range. Wisdom teeth can often become impacted, meaning that they don't erupt into the dental arch within the ideal window of development.
Not everyone has or will have problems with their wisdom teeth, but many people in the population will have a situation that will need to be dealt with at some point. Depending on genetics and/or ethnicity, some people do or do not even have wisdom teeth.
Suffice it say, there are still many people in the population who have wisdom teeth as a part of their genetic makeup. For many of these people, the most ideal treatment for wisdom teeth problems is dental extraction.
In these cases, wisdom extraction can help prevent dental problems in the future and maintain overall dental hygiene.
The first step is to analyze the problem in order to determine whether or not wisdom tooth extraction is the best treatment for a patient's individual situation. In order to make a diagnosis, the Dental Concepts team will perform a thorough examination, which typically includes dental x-rays.
From there, our team will form a custom treatment plan and explain your situation in detail so that you're empowered to make an informed decision about your or your child's dental care.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
In many cases, it's best to remove wisdom teeth early while their roots are still small. This may even include the time before the wisdom teeth have begun to break through the gums. This often carries certain benefits:
- easier removal
- fewer complications
- quicker healing
With the modern dental techniques employed by the Dental Concepts team, most wisdom tooth extraction procedures are likely to be more comfortable than you might think. To schedule an appointment, call 831-443-3633 or schedule online today!
Did you know...?
- The average American spends 38.5 total days brushing their teeth over a lifetime.
- 78% of Americans have had at least 1 cavity by age 17.