Wisdom Tooth Extractions – North Bethesda, MD

Removing Unneeded Teeth

Wisdom teeth are also sometimes called third molars. They erupt a lot later than your other teeth, typically between the ages of 16 and 25. A few people don’t have third molars at all, but those that do can have anywhere from a single third molar to a full set of four. If you or a loved one is within the age range where wisdom teeth typically appear, you should call us right away if any unusual discomfort occurs. We can check your mouth and discuss whether it would be in your best interest to undergo wisdom tooth extractions at our North Bethesda, MD dental office.

Young man with healthy smile after wisdom tooth extractions

Why Choose Aesthetic & Family Dentistry of North Bethesda for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

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When is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Really Necessary?

Dentist holding wisdom teeth after extractions

Wisdom teeth removal isn’t necessary for everyone. Sometimes your third molars can erupt with no problems whatsoever, and if that happens there will be no need for an extraction as long as you can keep the teeth in question clean and healthy. An extraction will likely be required, however, if you experience the following symptoms:

  • A cyst forms around the wisdom teeth. (If a cyst bursts, it could end up doing permanent damage to your jaw.)
  • There is not enough empty space in your mouth for new teeth, causing your wisdom teeth to become trapped underneath the gums.
  • Your wisdom teeth come in at an angle, causing them to grow into the roots of your other teeth.