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What is the definition or description of: wisdom tooth extraction?

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Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Dentistry - Cosmetic
6 doctors agree

In brief: Bye-bye wisdom teeth

This simply means removal of the wisdom teeth which are the third (and sometimes fourth molars).
Molars are the bigger teeth toward the back of your mouth, and we count them from the front backward.

In brief: Bye-bye wisdom teeth

This simply means removal of the wisdom teeth which are the third (and sometimes fourth molars).
Molars are the bigger teeth toward the back of your mouth, and we count them from the front backward.
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
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Dr. Hans Reinemer
Dentistry - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tooth removal

A wisdom tooth is the name commonly given to the adult third molar. In most cases, there is a set of four. Wisdom teeth are often extracted, or removed, due to crowding, incomplete eruption, poor position, because they are an abnormal shape and/or size, decay due to difficult access, etc.
A clinical exam and panoramic x-ray will assist in determining the need for extraction.

In brief: Tooth removal

A wisdom tooth is the name commonly given to the adult third molar. In most cases, there is a set of four. Wisdom teeth are often extracted, or removed, due to crowding, incomplete eruption, poor position, because they are an abnormal shape and/or size, decay due to difficult access, etc.
A clinical exam and panoramic x-ray will assist in determining the need for extraction.
Dr. Hans Reinemer
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Dr. James Beck
Dentistry
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In brief: Removing them

The wisdom teeth or third molars start forming at about age 12 and erupt (or try to) at about 18.
There is usually not enough room in most peoples mouth for them to erupt. This causes partial eruption or impacted wisdom teeth which can be very painful. Wisdom teeth are extracted to avoid the pain that often comes with partial eruption or impaction.

In brief: Removing them

The wisdom teeth or third molars start forming at about age 12 and erupt (or try to) at about 18.
There is usually not enough room in most peoples mouth for them to erupt. This causes partial eruption or impacted wisdom teeth which can be very painful. Wisdom teeth are extracted to avoid the pain that often comes with partial eruption or impaction.
Dr. James Beck
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Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry
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In brief: Third molar removal

It is the removal of the third molars from the mouth, typically performed by a trained general dentist or an oral surgeon specialist.

In brief: Third molar removal

It is the removal of the third molars from the mouth, typically performed by a trained general dentist or an oral surgeon specialist.
Dr. John Comisi
Dr. John Comisi
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In brief: Third molar removal

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars adults would have.
Adult molars grow in (erupt) about every six years, so the first set erupts around age 6, the second set around age 12, and the third set (wisdom teeth) around age 18. Since mankind began, our jaws have become smaller, but the tooth size and number stayed the same, and most adults don't have room for the third molars to fully grow in.

In brief: Third molar removal

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars adults would have.
Adult molars grow in (erupt) about every six years, so the first set erupts around age 6, the second set around age 12, and the third set (wisdom teeth) around age 18. Since mankind began, our jaws have become smaller, but the tooth size and number stayed the same, and most adults don't have room for the third molars to fully grow in.
Dr. Stephen Sandler
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