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Wisdom Tooth Extractions - Guilderland, NY

Reliable Wisdom Teeth Care

If the wisdom teeth are so smart, then why are they the most commonly extracted teeth? It comes down to a simple reason: most people just don’t have enough room for them in their mouth, so when they start to come in (usually around the ages of 17-25), they can become stuck within the gums and lead to all kinds of problems. Fortunately, Dr. Oshins can extract them right here in our Guilderland, NY dental office so local families can get everything they need to evaluate your needs before visiting a specialist. If you or your teen are experiencing wisdom teeth issues, be sure to give us a call to discuss options for wisdom tooth extractions in Guilderland, NY.

Why Choose Oshins of Smiles for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

  • High-Tech & Friendly Dental Office
  • Years of Experience Treating Adults & Teens
  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available

What are the Wisdom Teeth?

X-ray of impacted wisdom tooth

The wisdom teeth are actually a third set of molars, and while they proved very useful for our caveman ancestors (who dealt with much more tooth loss than modern humans), today, they only tend to be a nuisance. It’s believed they are intended to replace the molars in front of them, which for most young adults WAY back when, would have been worn down and broken thanks to a rough diet consisting mostly of uncooked vegetables and dried meats.

Why Do the Wisdom Teeth Need to be Removed?

3 D rendering of impacted wisdom tooth

When the wisdom teeth become stuck, or impacted, this can create a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including pain towards the back of the mouth, shifting teeth, a flap in the gums that traps food, and even an infection. Typically, the best way to stop these issues and prevent others from developing in the future is to simply remove these teeth. The procedure usually takes just one to two appointments depending on the number of teeth, and the recovery time is often less than a week.

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