Unfortunately, this is one surgery most of us have to face in life. Statistically, most people have wisdom teeth — also called 3rd molars — and they fail to erupt properly causing many potential problems. The most common are infections, decay, gum disease, cysts and crowding among the remaining teeth, which can lead to a need for orthodontics.
Removal of the wisdom teeth is the best option in most cases, and hospitalization and general anesthesia are usually NOT needed for this. Great outcomes, at lowered expense and risk can be obtained by using only mild sedation and local anesthesia. This is how we routinely do this surgery at our clinic.
If you or a loved one would like a free screening exam to see if you need this service, call Sue to schedule an appointment. And don’t worry about losing your wisdom. It has nothing to do with those teeth, just a name only!