Johnson Oral Surgery
Surgical Removal of 3rd Molars (Wisdom Teeth)
A wisdom tooth, in humans, is any of the four third molars. Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. Most adults have four wisdom teeth, but it is possible to have more, in which case they are called supernumerary teeth.
Wisdom teeth commonly affect other teeth as they develop, becoming impacted or "coming in sideways." They are often extracted when this occurs. About 35% of the population do not develop wisdom teeth at all.
Very few people have the space for their third molars (wisdom teeth) and most people do not need these teeth to function properly. Wisdom teeth will often be impacted in the bone, preventing the normal eruption process (pushing through the gum tissue). Most dentists will recommend extraction of wisdom teeth to prevent problems such as crowding of other teeth, which can be a serious problem with orthodontics, and possible infection. A major health problem associated with impacted wisdom teeth can be Jaw Cysts and Jaw Tumors.
Contact us today to discuss the removal of your wisdom teeth.
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