Wisdom Teeth: Silent Problems

Have you always told yourself that you won’t worry about wisdom teeth removal unless you start experiencing symptoms of a problem? On the other hand, perhaps you are worried that your child may already be dealing with third molar issues and you’re concerned about what we might find during a visit. As you may have noticed, this final set of molars presents a complicated situation. Keep one morsel of truth in mind and you will be just fine: The sooner you visit us, the easier it is to prevent problems or address existing issues. Allow us to elaborate, so you feel confident about scheduling a consultation.

Don’t Wait To Remove Wisdom Teeth

It’s always best to detect the development of wisdom teeth as growth begins, so we may provide wisdom teeth removal immediately if necessary. Unfortunately, the longer you wait, the more difficult it may be to remove the teeth. You see, the roots of these teeth continue to grow deeper and longer, as the denseness of the bone tissue increases. Removing them as early as possible is best.

Don’t Rely On Current Sensations

We often rely on “feeling okay” to tell us whether or not we need a particular treatment. This will backfire in the case of requiring wisdom teeth removal. By the time you feel discomfort or a problem like infection occurs, we will need to remove the teeth and address damage. Instead, it’s best to visit us for an exam and digital X-rays, so we may remove the teeth before problems occur. Even if you feel completely fine, we suggest patients in their late teens and older schedule a consultation, so we may determine the best course of action for third molars.


Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa).