Wisdom Teeth Removal

At the office of Raymund Tanaka, DDS, FAGD and Cynthia Leong, DDS, FAGD, we offer wisdom tooth removal in our office. This procedure is performed by our partner in dental surgery, Brent Woodmansee, DMD. To learn more about Dr. Woodmansee, please click on the link at the bottom of the page.

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop in the mouth.  They erupt into the mouth usually around age 17-25. The average mouth does not have enough room for wisdom teeth to erupt properly, which is often referred to as impacted teeth.

Wisdom teeth can be very difficult to keep clean because they are located in the back of the mouth. This often leads to problems before pain or other symptoms let you know something is wrong. Wisdom teeth can contribute to a variety of problems, including:

  • Tooth decay
  • Periodontal disease
  • Infection
  • Damage to neighboring teeth
  • Bone loss
  • Tooth loss
  • Crowding of teeth
  • Formation of cysts and tumors

Although there are many potential risks associated with wisdom teeth, they do not always need to be removed. After an evaluation, your dentist will be able to give information specific to your situation.

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