Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that many of us have. These teeth usually appear in late teens or early 20s, but many become impacted (fail to erupt) due to lack of room in the jaw or poor angle of entry.
Dr. Bellingham recommends removing wisdom teeth when they are in a position that could cause damage to other teeth, when they are causing pain, or when they are in a position that makes proper cleaning difficult.
To ensure that patients have the best possible treatment results, we refer most of our wisdom tooth removal patients to our trusted oral surgeons. They have the experience and technical ability to easily remove wisdom teeth with excellent results.
While it may be unpleasant to think about getting wisdom teeth removed, it will improve the overall health of your mouth, now and in the future. It will make it much easier to keep all your teeth clean and reduce your chances of periodontal disease.