Today, when we think about wisdom teeth, we usually think about an oral surgeon extraction or a tooth extraction. Have you ever wondered why our wisdom teeth are called wisdom teeth? When they emerge, do we suddenly gain tremendous amounts of wisdom? Will we suddenly understand the meaning of life? Well, not exactly.
The third molars or “wisdom teeth” were thought to erupt later in life, between the ages of 17-25, ending the adolescence stage and ushering in the “wisdom” of the adult years. While our wisdom teeth might not usher in the maturity of adulthood, they may usher in the pains of adulthood. Around 85% of people have their wisdom teeth removed at some point in their life. That’s millions of people each year!
Not everyone requires an oral surgeon extraction of their wisdom teeth, but if you experience any of these symptoms, it’s best to see your dentist to discuss your options.
If you experience any of the above issues, then it would be beneficial to you and your smile to contact Penn Dental Medicine and see how you can become a patient to receive an oral surgeon extraction.
While the above reasons are reason enough to see an oral surgeon, here are a few more crucial signs that it’s time for an oral surgeon to complete a tooth extraction:
At Penn Dental Medicine, let us help you usher in your years of wisdom with a happy and healthy smile. Oral surgery doesn’t have to be a scary experience. If you’re worried about scheduling your upcoming surgery, let us help calm your nerves. Call us at 215-898-8965 if you have any questions. We are here to help you!