Category: Wisdom Tooth Extraction

How Do We Extract Wisdom Teeth?

For our patients in their teen years, wisdom teeth pose a serious risk. Once they erupt, they could lead to poor oral health, misalignment, and other major oral health complications. In order to protect smiles in Kansas City, MO, your dentist may perform a safe and comfortable dental extraction. How do we extract wisdom teeth,… Read more »

Removing Wisdom Teeth Before School Starts

Summer break means teens and college students have a little respite before the next school year or semester starts. Now is a great time to see your Kansas City, MO, dentist about wisdom tooth removal. We can remove these third molars before they erupt and lead to serious complications for your smile’s health and appearance…. Read more »

Let’s Address Your Wisdom Teeth This Summer!

For teens approaching adulthood, the arrival of the wisdom teeth could mean serious complications, such as misalignment and severe discomfort. With summer break here, now is a great time for teens and young adults to have their wisdom teeth removed, which helps ensure a healthier smile. Let’s talk about how we address wisdom teeth for… Read more »

Winter Break Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Do you have kids that get a long winter break this year? Maybe those kids are in high school or college? Perhaps you, yourself, are a young adult at home from college or on a winter break from work. This free time that extends into January is a great time to check in on your… Read more »

Using Winter Break For Smile Needs

With Thanksgiving in a week, the holidays are fast approaching. If you have students in the family, they likely have a hefty winter break coming up with lots of free time. If you are a lucky adult, you may have a long winter break yourself. Time off from school is a great time to visit… Read more »

When Is The Time To Deal With Wisdom Teeth?

Although not true for everybody, most people have wisdom teeth that emerge between the ages of 17 and 22. Some people have wisdom teeth that emerge with no issues and there becomes no need to extract them. However, many people will have problematic wisdom teeth that will need to be extracted for the sake of… Read more »

Summer: A Good Time For Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Summers in Kansas City, Kansas can be great. They can also feel like they go by very quickly. Back-to-school season is just around the corner. While your teenagers are on summer break from high school or when your kids are back home from college, it can be a great time to fit in a dental… Read more »

What Is Pericoronitis?

Wisdom teeth, which are also known as third molars, usually start to erupt from your gums during the late teen years and early twenties. These teeth are the last to emerge and sometimes there is not enough room in the mouth for them. If this is the situation, the teeth may come into your mouth… Read more »

Signs Of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are remnants a past when our ancestors needed more biting and chewing power to eat tougher foods. In modern times, our jawbones have gotten smaller and we eat softer foods, and this makes having a third set of molars extraneous. We do not need our wisdom teeth for proper function… Read more »

Why Are Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

Your teeth erupt in stages throughout childhood and into early adulthood. The first teeth to erupt are incisors, then canines, then premolars and molars, and lastly third molars. Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars, as they are the third set of molars and last teeth to emerge. Third molars emerge in the very… Read more »