Wisdom Teeth Removal - Dr. Michael Dagostino, D.D.S.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Well, it looks like we can bid farewell to old man winter. The past
winter was fortunately a mild one! It's that time of year again, proms and
weddings, and our receptionist Stephanie is about to take that walk down the
aisle. Congratulations to Steph and Robert!!!
There are 32 teeth in the average adults dentition. In the last 40
years the average Americans' jaws have shortened on the average of 7 mm per
side. This shortening prevents our 3rd molars, or wisdom teeth, from being
able to erupt into the oral cavity and becoming a functional part of our masticatory
system. As a function of that, most teenagers are having their wisdom
teeth removed. We recommend that the location and eruptive angle be
evaluated around 15 years of age. Many research articles have reinforced
the decision to prophylatically remove at a young age, citing minimal post
operative complications in patients under the age of 21.
Should you or someone you love need to have wisdom teeth evaluated, please
contact our office for a consultation.
Michael W. Dagostino, D.D.S.
P.S. Please visit our website at www.DrDagostino.com
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