Wisdom teeth – almost everyone gets them. But in spite of their compelling name, very few people actually want them. Named for the time of life they come in – our late teens or early 20s – these particular molars can cause problems such as coming in unevenly, partially, or not at all. When this happens, they are called fully or partially impacted wisdom teeth.
Most of the time, the ideal solution to the impaction or crowding caused by wisdom teeth is to extract them. The dental surgeons at Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates can gently and safely extract wisdom teeth for teens and adults, no matter how impacted they are.
If you or your child experience any pain or soreness, please call us to schedule a visit as soon as possible. Even if your wisdom teeth come in, they can be a challenge to care for and are prone to cavities. Regular dental care visits can help us determine if there are any potential problems with your wisdom teeth and if extractions are necessary.