Category: Wisdom Teeth

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed?

Our third molars, also referred to as wisdom teeth, don’t arrive until we reach our late teens and early 20s. For a few, they pose no major risk for the smile. However, for most of us wisdom teeth could mean painful impaction, misalignment, and more. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa , CA, oral surgeons… Read more »

Don’t Let Your Wisdom Teeth Harm Your Smile

Wisdom teeth, the extra molars in the back of your mouth that erupt in early adulthood, could cause serious problems for your smile. The complications of eruption, or an impaction, could even lead to issues like tooth loss! In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa , CA, oral surgeons discuss how and why we extract these… Read more »

Oral Surgery Can Save Smiles With Wisdom Teeth Removal

As we grow, our smiles undergo a number of changes. However, some of these changes could be potentially harmful for your smile’s health, appearance, and stability. As we enter adulthood, up to four new molars could erupt. Known as wisdom teeth, these could pose serious risks for your smile. Fortunately, your Santa Rosa, CA, oral… Read more »

Are Your Wisdom Teeth Impacted?

For many people who develop wisdom teeth, or third molars, their development often comes with problems. Due to a lack of space at the ends of the dental ridges where they try to erupt, wisdom teeth can often become impacted before they have a chance to fully emerge from the gum line. While wisdom tooth… Read more »

When Wisdom Teeth Start to Be a Problem

Most common oral health problems are things that can often be prevented with the right level of preventive dental care. For instance, conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease can often be avoided with good dental hygiene and regular preventive dental visits. That’s because they develop as a result of excessive oral bacteria buildup,… Read more »

The Common Problem People Have with Wisdom Teeth

When they’re healthy, most of your natural teeth shouldn’t cause you any problems. Keeping them consistently healthy can help you continue avoiding most of the issues that could threaten your smile. However, this isn’t always true in the case of wisdom teeth, or third molars. For many people who develop them, wisdom teeth can become… Read more »

Is It Worth Extracting Wisdom Teeth if They Don’t Hurt?

When your third molars, or wisdom teeth, become impacted before they can erupt, the impaction can cause a wide range of serious concerns with your oral health. Increasingly more intense levels of discomfort are among them, and when wisdom teeth start to hurt, it’s often the reason why people seek treatment and learn of the… Read more »

When Your Third Molars Start to Hurt

Third molars, often referred to as your wisdom teeth, are well-known for the troubles that they often cause. For many different reasons, third molars can become impacted before they have a chance to fully erupt at the ends of your dental ridges. When this occurs, the pain that the impacted molars can cause can become… Read more »

How to Tell if Your Wisdom Teeth Are Impacted

By the time wisdom tooth impaction becomes a severe problem, the symptoms related to it can be unmistakable. For example, the discomfort in your dental ridge can become severe, and you may feel a part of the wisdom tooth trying to erupt from the gum line (though unsuccessfully). However, when wisdom teeth first become impacted,… Read more »

Is There a Way to Save Your Wisdom Teeth?

When any of your other teeth experience a problem, such as being damaged or forced out of alignment, there’s often a viable solution for addressing the issue and saving the tooth. However, this isn’t always the case with your third molars, or wisdom teeth. When it comes to your wisdom teeth, the most common problem… Read more »