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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Patient Testimonial By Michael L

Everything went great. Really nice people

- Michael L

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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

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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

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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

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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

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