Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt (to enter the mouth and become visible) for the average individual. In some people, wisdom teeth don't erupt at all. These teeth are located in the back of the mouth (top and bottom) and are usually referred to, in dentistry, as "third molars". These are also the teeth that often cause the most issues. Wisdom teeth can grow INTO the second molar, causing infection. They can also only partially erupt, creating a spot in the mouth where food and other particles, as well as bacteria, can become trapped, presenting the possibility of easy infection. With human mouths becoming smaller, wisdom teeth can also cause misalignment of the teeth, shifting them around and creating gaps, or crowding.
At StarBrite Dental in Rockville, MD we can resolve issues involving this third molar with Wisdom Tooth Extractions. Wisdom teeth usually require more expertise and care than a standard tooth. Our in-house Dental Specialists are knowledgeable and experienced in handling even complex Wisdom Tooth Extractions. If you have a wisdom tooth that needs to be extracted, or several, or have questions about the procedure, call us at (301) 770-1070 today to schedule a consultation with our dentists.