The third molars, commonly known as the wisdom teeth, are typically the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. For many patients, the wisdom teeth need to be removed because there is not enough room in the mouth for them to come in correctly. If there is not enough room for the wisdom teeth to properly erupt, it can lead to several serious dental problems, such as:

  • Damage to neighboring teeth
  • Damage to the jaw bone
  • The wisdom teeth becoming impacted (stuck in the bone and gum tissue)
  • The wisdom teeth coming in at an incorrect angle
  • Infection
  • The formation of cysts around the wisdom teeth

Our skilled dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Falduto, recommends that the wisdom teeth be removed before you experience any of these complications. Dr. Falduto and our dental team can evaluate the position and condition of your wisdom teeth and determine whether wisdom tooth removal is necessary. To learn more about wisdom tooth removal and to schedule your individual consultation, please call our dental office in Lincoln Park, New Jersey. We are dedicated to helping you stay in good oral health!