Patients may need their wisdom teeth removed, if they have one or more impacted wisdom teeth, or if they are having difficulty adequately cleaning those that have emerged.
It is recommended all young adults be evaluated. A consultation and x-ray can reveal impaction, damage to neighboring teeth, signs of decay, gum disease, or perceived complications with future wisdom tooth eruption.
Dr. Hood is very experienced and skilled in this area. Many young patients are referred to him, by orthodontists, specifically for wisdom teeth extractions. Most wisdom teeth extractions take only minutes to perform.