The Age of Wisdom…Teeth!

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

As the school year winds down, many young adults will be returning to their hometown of San Diego for the three S’s — Sun, Surf, and Surgery! We know you were not expecting the last one but it’s true. Many college-aged men and women are informed by their dentists that they need their wisdom teeth removed, and summer is a natural time to get this done.

What are Wisdom Teeth?
Otherwise known as third molars, the wisdom teeth are are the last teeth in your mouth to develop. As such, they usually come in between the ages of 17-25. Thus, many college-aged children find themselves needing a visit to the oral surgeon.

Do all Wisdom Teeth Need to be Removed?
No, but according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), nine out of ten people have at least one impacted (not able to break through the gum) wisdom tooth. If left alone, this can cause damage to other teeth or promote difficult to treat infections. Hence, a visit to an experienced oral surgeon for removal is often the prescription of choice.

The Team at McGann Facial Design are experts in wisdom teeth extraction. From your initial visit to your final follow-up appointment, Dr. McGann and his team will take every step to make sure you are safe and have an overall excellent experience. Call McGann Facial Design today to schedule an appointment or ask any questions — the only thing we can’t answer is how well you will do on your final exams!

To read more, visit the AAOMS website at: http://www.aaoms.org/wisdom_teeth.php

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