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Wisdom Teeth

Your wisdom teeth or third molars, are the final teeth to develop. Most of us have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner of the mouth. They usually emerge during our late teens or in early twenties.

Often, wisdom teeth can become trapped or impacted in the jawbone and can cause crowding, displacement, decay, infection or even gum disease. Impacted wisdom teeth can grow in many different directions – horizontally, vertically, or at an angle.

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We will determine the appropriate diagnosis for each patient, because each case is different and may or may not require oral surgery.

In most cases, it is recommended that impacted wisdom teeth are extracted. Wisdom teeth surgery is performed under local anesthesia in our O.R.

Nitrous oxide anesthesia is available upon request at an additional fee.