Also known as third molars, wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. They typically do so in the teen years or early twenties, when we are getting older and (theoretically) wiser. Hence the name! They are located in the very back of your mouth, behind the second molars. Getting your wisdom teeth removed is very common and almost a rite of passage for moving from your teen years to your twenties.
Are you looking for wisdom teeth removal in Durham? We can help! Our Lane and Associates Durham dentistry team is highly experienced in wisdom teeth removal. Our team is here to make the process as simple and comfortable as possible. We work hard to make sure that you and your children are comfortable with the process of removing wisdom teeth, and that the procedure is simple and fast. Contact our team today at 919.286.6646 to schedule your appointment or speak to a Lane team member about your options!
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Impacted Wisdom Teeth Removal in Durham, NC
Most people grow and fit the standard 32 permanent teeth into their mouth as they age. However, some mouths are too small to fit the 4 wisdom teeth that typically erupt during the teen years. When this happens and your wisdom teeth are unable to erupt (meaning emerge fully) into your mouth, they are called impacted.
When you come in for a wisdom tooth appointment, we will examine your incoming wisdom teeth to see if they may be impacted. If they are, not to worry! This is very common, and our team is very experienced at removing impacted wisdom teeth.
If you think it may be time to have your wisdom teeth removed, contact our Durham dentist office on Broad Street at 919.286.6646 to speak to one of our team members about scheduling an appointment, or do so here online. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Lane family!