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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no rating out of 5 stars based on 18 Wisdom Teeth reviews.

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The pre-op consultation was very informative. Dr. Rodenburg did such a great job with our older son's wisdom teeth that we asked to go to the Woodbury clinic specifically to have him do my next son's teeth. He is very professional and very good at talking to teenagers about what's going on. The after care was also fantastic! The dental assistants were very informative on post-op care. The clinic called to check on us later the same day as the surgery and so did Dr. Rodenburg! My son had an increase in pain day 4, he had to have extra work done, and the person who answered the phone was very helpful and her advice worked, and he healed well after a few more days. I would definitely recommend this group! Thank you!

- Anonymous

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Patient Testimonial By sonja P P

the whole experience couldn't have gone better. everyone involved with my procedure explained everything that needed to be done and answered all my questions. the staff was so kind, helpful and understanding. I was on the verge of a panic attack because of anxiety I have regarding dental procedures and they never once lost their patience with me. it went better than I could have imagined and I can't thank them enough. they even made me a thoughtful get well card! I will definitely recommend this place.

- sonja P P

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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

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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

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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

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