The wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop and come into the mouth. Also known as third molars, they are more commonly known as wisdom teeth because they come in around the late teens or early twenties, a season of life referred to as the age of wisdom. Although wisdom teeth usually come in around young adulthood, they start to develop under the gums around age 11 or 12.
Most people just do not have the space to accommodate their wisdom teeth, and this can lead to various oral health complications, such as
- Dental shifting
- Tooth damage
. . . and more.
Wisdom teeth may even become impacted (trapped beneath the gums). For these reasons, many dental professionals recommend extraction of wisdom teeth before they start to negatively impact your oral health.
During your child’s regular dental checkups, the development of your child’s wisdom teeth will be monitored. The appropriate time for extraction will be determined by your dentist and oral surgeon. If you or your child has been recommended for wisdom teeth removal, we encourage you to call our friendly staff at North Iowa Oral Surgery to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced oral surgeons. Drs. Hogg and Kepros are highly trained to remove wisdom teeth.
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Mason City, IA
Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Lyell R. Hogg, DDS, and Christopher Kepros, DDS, practice the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from jaw reconstruction, oral pathology, multiple tooth extractions, and wisdom tooth removal. If you or your child have been recommended for wisdom tooth extraction, or if you would like to learn more, please contact our office. Dr. Hogg and Dr. Kepros will customize a treatment plan just for you. We look forward to meeting you.