Wisdom teeth, also referred to as third molars, get their name by being the last teeth to come in during young adulthood. As part of a dental visit, we will examine you to determine if your wisdom teeth are healthy and properly positioned.
Many people think that as long as their wisdom teeth don’t hurt, they do not need to be removed. While not all third molars need to be removed, we have found that early removal of wisdom teeth can prevent many problems associated with removal later in life including:
Wisdom teeth that are not removed should continue to be monitored, because the potential for developing problems later on is great. Removing wisdom teeth at a younger age is generally encouraged to avoid the complications above.
Find out more from our Wisdom Teeth Frequently Asked Questions...
If you’re wondering if you could benefit from wisdom tooth removal, or just want to know if you will have enough room for them to erupt normally, call to schedule a free consultation with us. We’ll let you know what your options are, provide a complete estimate, and help plan a convenient time if removal is needed.
Dr. Halls is the only local dentist certified to remove wisdom teeth using IV sedation. Local support means that we’ll be here should you need any follow-up care. There is no need to drive back to the Valley or to try to seek help from another dentist who is unfamiliar with your case. We are here for you from start to finish.
Dr. Halls has completed hundreds of hours of additional training beyond dental school. Following dental school, rather than enter private practice, he chose to complete a residency program offered by some of the most qualified specialists available, including advanced training in oral surgery. Following this training, Dr. Halls was assigned to remove wisdom teeth for new Air Force recruits. While there are rare cases that he refers to an oral surgeon, this experience has allowed him to gain the experience necessary to handle surgeries that even include teeth that are completely impacted and hidden in the jaw.
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