Archive for the ‘ Wisdom Teeth ’ Category

Why do we have wisdom teeth?

Countless patients explain that wisdom teeth don’t seem like a very ‘wise’ idea. Why do we have wisdom teeth if we just have to remove them? So why do we have wisdom teeth anyway? One of the early theories is that through evolution, our jaws have changed in size and now we can no longer […]

Why should I have my wisdom teeth removed?

WHY DO WISDOM TEETH NEED TO COME OUT? For oral surgeons, the most common procedure is removing impacted wisdom teeth. This is a common problem affecting 75% of the population. But there are many misconceptions in the population concerning wisdom teeth. Many people believe that all wisdom teeth must come out and then again there are those […]

When should I have my wisdom teeth removed?

The following information is aimed at helping patients distinguish the proper timing for the removal of wisdom teeth. The most common question asked by patients is “When should I have my wisdom teeth removed?” The timing for removal of wisdom teeth is based on three things, the age of the patient, root formation, and position of the tooth. […]