Should I Worry About Wisdom Teeth?

added on: July 1, 2013


Unless you’ve ignored any symptoms of pain or problems with your wisdom teeth, or if you haven’t visited Vintage Dental in Modesto lately, you shouldn’t worry about them at all!

What are wisdom teeth?

The wisdom teeth are technically called the third molars. They usually start to come in during the late teens and early 20s, when many people are in college or starting new jobs, hopefully learning and gaining wisdom!

Why are wisdom teeth extracted?

There are several reasons as to why wisdom teeth need extracted.

  • Your wisdom teeth may damage neighboring teeth or become infected.

  • They may be partially or fully impacted, meaning they’ve only partially broken through the gums or haven’t broken through at all.

Why do we get wisdom teeth?

Good question! It’s generally believed that because the human diet has changed over time, we don’t have the bigger jaws we had and don’t need the extra chewing power.

One thing we do know for sure, it’s always a smart choice to keep up with regular dental visits. They can help Dr. Rodig determine if there are any potential problems with your wisdom teeth, and if extractions are necessary. If you’re due for a dental checkup give us a call at our Modesto dental office today!


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