Category Archives: Wisdom Teeth

What are Third Molars or Wisdom Teeth?

Your mouth goes through many changes in your lifetime. One major dental milestone that usually takes place between the ages of 17 and 21 is the appearance of your third molars. Historically, these teeth have been called wisdom teeth because they come through at a more mature age. When they come through correctly, healthy wisdom […]

Why do we have to extract our Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth can lead to problems if there isn’t enough space for them to surface or they come through in the wrong position. If your dentist says your wisdom teeth are impacted, he or she means they are trapped in your jaw or under your gums.Every patient is unique, but in general, wisdom teeth may […]

Why is it important to have a Panoramic X-ray?

The key to a good treatment is a good diagnosis, which is why we always recommend a panoramic X-ray prior to the extractions of the third molars or wisdom teeth.This X-ray is indicated for this treatment since we can see several things:1. Degree of inclination2. Degree of depth3. Direction of tilt4. Closeness with important structures […]

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