Wisdom teeth (third molars) are some of the most common teeth to have extracted. But removal isn’t always necessarily a rite of passage into adulthood. Here are some of the most common questions people ask our DFW wisdom tooth expert:
When do Wisdom Teeth “Grow In”?
Wisdom teeth begin developing very early on during childhood. They typically start “cutting through” the gums during high school, but third molars may not be fully developed until you’re closer to 30 years old.
My Wisdom Tooth Doesn’t Hurt. Should it be Removed?
Pain isn’t always a good determining factor as to whether a tooth needs to be extracted. If your wisdom teeth are damaging the tissues or teeth next to them, removal is recommended.
Can Wisdom Teeth Damage Other Teeth?
Yes. Especially if they’re impacted or erupting at an angle into their neighbor.
Why do Wisdom Teeth Develop Cysts Around Them?
All teeth have a developmental “eruption cyst” as they grow. But impacted or infected wisdom teeth may have atypical, enlarged cyst growth.
Can Wisdom Teeth Cause Teeth Crowding?
Yes. The pressure from wisdom teeth at the back of your mouth can press other teeth forward, creating a chain reaction of misalignment throughout your smile.
Does it Hurt to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed?
We offer in-house sedation dentistry options during your dental extractions or wisdom tooth removal. Your comfort is extremely important to us, so we strive to create a pain-free experience regardless of the treatment that you have planned. Especially third molar extractions.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions | Dallas, Ellis, Tarrant County
Texas Institute of Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery provides wisdom tooth removal for adults and teens. As an expert oral surgeon, Dr. Quinton offers the highest level of care in a state-of-the-art atmosphere at our DFW practice.
Contact us today to reserve an appointment.