Wisdom Teeth Management

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop and appear in your mouth. They come in between the ages of 17 and 25, a time of life that has been called the “Age of Wisdom.”

Wisdom teeth may not need to be extracted if they grow in completely and are functional, painless, cavity-free, disease-free and in a hygienic environment with healthy gum tissue. They do, however, require regular, professional cleaning, annual check-ups and periodic X-rays to monitor for any changes.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

When You Should Consider Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth management comes into effect if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Infections and/or periodontal (gum) disease
  • Cavities that can’t be restored
  • Cysts, tumors or other pathologies
  • Decay to adjacent teeth
  • Bacteria and plaque buildup

When To See Holistic Dental

If you have any of the following symptoms, please make an appointment with us.

  • Mouth infection
  • Facial swelling
  • Intense pain and soreness in the mouth
  • Intense pain, possible radiating to the ear and/or throat
  • Swelling in the gum line at the back of the mouth