Normally, wisdom teeth begin to erupt during the late teens or early 20s. But these teeth can actually come in at any time during adulthood. If that time has come for your child, or if it has finally come for you, call 408-973-8500. One of our team members can schedule you for an appointment for wisdom tooth removal in San Jose, California, with our dentist, Dr. Jamie Choi.

Wisdom teeth, also known as your third molars, are the last of your teeth to erupt. For most patients, this means that there is not enough room in your mouth for those teeth when they do begin to come in, leading to impacted molars or overcrowding. Other dental problems that can result from wisdom teeth trying to erupt include:

  • Oral cysts
  • Dental decay
  • Damage to the jawbone and surrounding teeth
  • Disruption to the teeth’s proper alignment
  • Gum infection, tenderness or swelling

To prevent these and other complications to your oral health, we recommend removal of wisdom teeth before they can begin causing problem. Our dentist will check the status of your wisdom teeth and their predicted eruption when you visit our office for your regular cleaning and examine, and we will help you decide whether wisdom teeth extraction is the best move for your smile. During the procedure itself, we will do everything we can to help you feel comfortable and safe throughout the procedure, and we will offer detailed instructions for your post-operation care.

To learn more about wisdom tooth extraction, when it is needed and whether our dentist would recommend it for your oral health, call or visit our office to schedule your appointment today.