What is a wisdom tooth?
✓ Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars.
✓ Wisdom teeth develop between the ages of 16 to 20
Recommended age to be removed between ages 16 to 20
What are the signs & symptoms?
If not removed, generally symptoms include:
What are the benefits of wisdom teeth extractions?
✓ Decreased risk of inflammation and infections
✓ Decreased risk of cysts and damage to the jaw and adjacent teeth
Valley Dental Care Wisdom Teeth Treatment Approach:
We recommend the removal of all four wisdom teeth (if present) is highly recommended during the teenage years
We want you to be confidant and comfortable with the provider performing the procedure, that is why we always recommend a consultation to answer all your questions and concerns.
✓ Patients can choose to have their wisdom teeth extractions done under nitrous sedation (laughing gas) or with local anesthetic alone
✓ The procedure typically takes about 90 minutes. This includes the time to fill out paper work, and set up/recovery time.
How long is the recovery
✓ If your wisdom teeth are causing problems, you do not need a referral for treatment.