Wisdom Teeth Extractions - What You Need to Know!

If you do not have enough room in your mouth for your third molars to fully erupt, a number of problems can occur. Watch this video for an overview of our Wisdom Teeth extraction procedures!

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Wisdom Teeth Extraction | Rock Hill, SC | Fort Mill, SC | Lancaster, SC

Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.


Although most people develop and grow 32 permanent adult teeth, many times their jaws are too small to accommodate the four wisdom teeth. When inadequate space prevents the teeth from erupting they are called impacted. This indicates their inability to erupt into the proper position for chewing and cleaning.


We will need to see you for a consultation to determine if you will benefit from wisdom tooth removal. A special x-ray of your mouth and jaws (panorex) will be taken to determine if your wisdom teeth are impacted, if there is room for them to erupt, and how difficult it will be to have them removed.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction at The Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Wisdom Teeth Extraction at The Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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