Wisdom Teeth

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the final set of teeth to develop and appear in your mouth. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties. Although some wisdom teeth grow healthy and functional, it is common for these last molars to present with issues.

Wisdom teeth require extra attention because:

  • Exposed wisdom teeth may be difficult to floss and brush due to their position in the mouth, resulting in them being more susceptible to cavities, disease, and decay
  • As wisdom teeth erupt, if there is limited room in the mouth, they may contribute to crowding or damage adjacent teeth
  • Cysts or tumors can grow around impacted wisdom teeth, leading to more serious problems

Typically, it is easier to remove wisdom teeth in younger patients because the roots of the wisdom teeth are not completely formed, surrounding bone is softer and there is less chance of damaging nearby nerves or other structures.

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The Oral Surgery Center

5 out of 5 stars based on 18 Wisdom Teeth reviews.

Patient Testimonial By Jill G

The staff here are so friendly and welcoming. My daughter was worried about having surgery, but she said the nurse and doctor were very nice to her and made the experience much easier. I was impressed with how thorough the nurse and doctor were with the post surgery instructions.

- Jill G

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Patient Testimonial By Samantha C

Location is great and easy to access. The office is clean, nice and feels welcoming. The team was friendly, responsive and professional. I felt everything was done quickly, efficiently but never felt rushed. Love the care package I was sent home with, nice touch.

- Samantha C

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Patient Testimonial By Taylor L

Dr. Brown and his staff were fantastic. Informative, efficient, and pain free. I highly recommend them! Thank you for the great care!

- Taylor L

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Patient Testimonial By Bill E

Dr. Rodenburg and team did everything well!! Thank you all for the excellent care!! Dr. Rodenburg is professional and caring. He is an awesome doctor. Also, thank you Dr. Rodenburg for the follow up phone call the night of my surgery. It was not expected but very welcome as it really helped through the process and expectations. Not to mentioned it says volumes on how you care for your patients!!

- Bill E

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Patient Testimonial By Taylor L

The Dr and his team at the Stillwater location did an amazing job of making me feel taken care of and in good hands for my wisdom teeth removal. Hailey the LDA was more than amazing with my care. I came into the operatory anxious and nervous and she truly made me feel cared for and listened to. I highly recommend the care I got at The Oral Surgery Center and would recommend it to anyone. Thank you!

- Taylor L

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