Wisdom teeth, also referred to as the third molars, get their name by being the last teeth to come in during young adulthood. As part of your regular dental exams, Dr. Tigran or Dr. Lorena will examine you to determine if your wisdom teeth are healthy and properly positioned.
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Wisdom Teeth need to be removed if you have the following symptoms:
Dr. Tigran, Dr. Lorena, or a specialist that they have referred you to, may also recommend removal to prevent problems or for other reasons, such as when removal is part of another treatment plan.
Wisdom teeth that are not removed should continue to be monitored, because they still could potentially cause issues in the future. As with many other health conditions, people are at greater risk for health problems as they age, and that includes potential problems with their wisdom teeth.
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If you have any further questions, contact us or give A Smiling Heart Dentistry a call at (425) 558-9998.