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Monday, August 26, 2013

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom teeth are four permanent adult teeth that are located at the back corners of your mouth on the top and bottom. Some people do not have wisdom teeth, while others have wisdom teeth that come in normally and do not cause problems. 

However, for most people, wisdom teeth don’t have room to grow, may have crowd other teeth, come in at an odd angle or only partially come in. Your jaw may not be large enough for your wisdom teeth.

An impacted wisdom tooth may also cause damage to a nearby tooth and interfere with braces that are supposed to straighten other teeth. This is why many dentists recommend having your wisdom teeth removed before they cause future problems. 

Wisdom tooth removal is almost always performed as an outpatient procedure, so you can go home the same day. Even though this is one of the most common dental procedures, a lot of people still have concerns about it. Please call 949-760-0363 learn more about wisdom tooth removal and to make an appointment with a dentist.

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