Posts Tagged ‘ wisdom teeth ’
Wisdom Teeth What’s the Big Deal?
Especially with the younger crowd, this is a question we get time and time again in our office! And understandably so! To some, removing the wisdom teeth seems like it should be an elective procedure, not a necessary one. You have probably heard the statistic that 85% of people have to have their wisdom teeth […]
Will Wisdom Teeth Someday Become Obsolete?
Most people are familiar with third molars, more commonly known as “wisdom teeth”. It is usually suggested that a young adult entering the “age of wisdom” have any existing wisdom teeth removed prior to developing any problems. Because most people’s mouth do not have room for these third sets of molars, the remaining wisdom teeth […]
Third Molar Socket Grafting
Third Molar Socket Grafting – I recently attended a symposium on alveolar grafting and ridge preservation. One of the speakers, Thomas B. Dodson, DMD, presented an interesting paper dealing with the effects of mandibular third molar (M3) removal on the periodontal health of the adjacent second molar (M2). He also addressed weather additional surgical procedures […]
The Right Time for Removing Wisdom Teeth
When it comes to your wisdom teeth, the old adage, “if it isn’t broke don’t fix it,” does not hold true. Many times your third molars or “wisdom teeth” can be negatively impacting your mouth even though they are not causing you any pain or discomfort. For example, having a tooth press on the roots […]