When your wisdom teeth are well-positioned and healthy, they are very important.
But if they’re too big for your jaw size, if they emerge from the jaw crooked or if they’re impacted and don’t come down through the gum, there can be serious problems, ranging from the disruption of nearby teeth to the formation of cysts under the gum.
We can track the condition of your wisdom teeth through both visual examination and regular dental x-rays.
And when a problem is identified, wisdom tooth extraction is often the best course. This is usually a minor surgical procedure, done in our offices, using local anesthetic.