Sometimes your wisdom teeth need to come out. Also known as third molars, these are generally the last four of your 32 teeth to surface. Their nickname comes from the fact that they surface between ages 17-25, a time of allegedly increased wisdom.

When they do need to be removed, it’s often because there simply isn’t enough room in your mouth for them to correctly surface and be functional. Left untreated, the tooth can become stuck. This can damage nearby teeth or put pressure on them, create an environment that’s ripe for infection, and cysts or tumors can grow in the area. In a situation like that, the smart move is to reach out to Palmyra Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.

First, we’ll carefully examine the wisdom tooth and the surrounding area, and we’ll take x-rays for additional details. Once we’ve evaluated the position and condition of the tooth, we’ll begin the removal process. This is an extremely common and safe procedure, usually performed under local or general anesthesia. We’ll finish up in one session, and provide you with post-operative instructions, and medication if necessary for discomfort or swelling. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us online or by phone today.