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 in 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.
To read more about wisdom teeth view our informative pages below.
The Oral Surgery Center
Patient Testimonial By Chelsea C
This place is great! I had previously been referred to another oral surgery place and they never had time to take my calls, didn't want to see me ahead of extracting my teeth which I thought was odd, sometimes even told me to call back because they didn't have time for my call, and they didn't need full xrays either which was nerve-racking! Then I was referred to here with Dr. Rodenberg and it was night and day difference! From the initial call with friendly/helpful staff, to my initial consultation with Dr. Rodenberg where he made me feel more at ease, to the procedure that went extremely well with no complications, and my follow up showing me healing great, I couldn't speak higher of my experience. The staff here were SOOOO friendly, very helpful in getting things coordinated ahead of time with my insurance, and made me feel at ease about a procedure I was EXTREMELY nervous for. Dr. Rodenberg was so great!!! I would recommend him and his team 1000 times over! Granted, I hope to keep the rest of my teeth.
- Chelsea C
Patient Testimonial By Todd P
Dr. Shearen was great, made sure I knew what was going to be done and whole thing went way faster then I expected and was pretty much painless not sure of the nurses name but she also was excellent told me how to take care after extraction
- Todd P
Patient Testimonial By Irvin S
Wisdom teeth removal seemed like such a daunting process. To my surprise, the entire process was perfect. From the explanation to the actual surgery, the team did an amazing job. I felt absolutely nothing during the surgery. They followed up afterwards to make sure my recovery was going well. Besides the obvious soreness and recovery the entire experience was a good one. I actually enjoyed it!
- Irvin S
Patient Testimonial By Michael L
Everything went great. Really nice people
- Michael L
Patient Testimonial By Adas Y
Thank you for all your fantastic work. I was in for an emergency. Big shoutout to Dr.Rodenburg's team and kudos to Hayley for your excellent guidance. This team is amazing and did an amazing job helping me out. From scheduling to guiding me to where I needed to go, and giving me all the information that I needed! A+ service! I was extremely nervous before coming in for my session, but after the consultation, I felt confident I was in good hands. Some finals notes it was encouraging to hear one of your female assistants say to me during surgery, "You're doing great!" After hearing that I felt so much pressure from my body release and before I knew my tooth extraction was over. Very exceptional work!
- Adas Y
Patient Testimonial By Jeff R
Everything!!! I am 100% pleased with my wisdom tooth extraction. Dr. Greg Burns and his staff are a 5-star group of professionals!!!
- Jeff R
Patient Testimonial By Gail E
Thank you to the entire team at The Oral Surgery Center for making the extraction of my son's wisdom teeth a worry-free experience. The pre-surgery consultation was very thorough and helpful, and the care before, during and after the procedure was excellent. We especially appreciate Dr. Rodenburg following up with a phone call a few hours after the procedure to make sure that everything was still good.
- Gail E
Patient Testimonial By Alicia D
EVERYTHING! My son had his wisdom teeth removed at the Hudson location. From the minute we arrived for our consultation until they walked us to the car after his surgery our experience was nothing but absolutely wonderful! Everyone was extremely nice, professional, and made us feel very comfortable about the procedure and what to do after the surgery. My son was a little nervous, but he said it was quick and easy and everyone was very nice. 🙂 I highly recommend the Oral Surgery Center!
- Alicia D
Patient Testimonial By Molly B
Maddy and MD Rodenberg asked if I had any questions- I had a few which they were able to answer. They made sure to explain what was going on before they did it and what to expect. I was super nervous as this was my first time every being put under and they did so well. Thank you guys for making this procedure so easy, I was freaking out over nothing.
- Molly B
Patient Testimonial By Jessica M
Everyone was very nice. They explained every step to me as we went along and answered my questions. The nurse called to check up on me and answer any questions. Dr. Brown gave me a call to see how I was doing the next day.
- Jessica M
Patient Testimonial By Milt H
Great practice with and excellent staff and caring doctors.
- Milt H