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WISDOM TEETH

          

Why is wisdom teeth removal necessary? Some of us are unaffected by them, others develop painful conditions that require their immediate removal. It is not always a wise decision to keep your wisdom teeth. Find out why they may need to be removed, and where to find them in your mouth.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

The third molars, known simply as wisdom teeth, erupt between the ages of 17 and 21 years old. The average person's mouth will comfortably hold 28 of the 32 teeth we are predisposed to have. Since the wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt, there is often little room left to accommodate their size and during your check-up, your dentist may take an orthopantomogram (OPG) x-ray to diagnose the need for their removal. This x-ray gives the dentist a clear view of the area around the wisdom teeth, to determine the type of extraction necessary for each tooth.
If you require surgery to remove your wisdom teeth, it is helpful to prepare yourself and your home before your appointment for a speedy recovery.

 
 
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