Wisdom Teeth – Third Molars
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, usually start to appear in a person’s mid-teens to early twenties. The number of wisdom teeth varies from person to person, and a lucky few will never have wisdom teeth at all. Since wisdom teeth come in after all your other teeth, there may not be sufficient space for these new molars. This potential crowding is the reason that dentists often recommend wisdom teeth removal.
Specialty Dentistry in a Family Dentistry Office
Some general dentists do not perform wisdom teeth removals, opting instead to send their patients to an oral surgeon. However, at Patrick Hunter Family Dentistry in Spring Hill, TN, Dr. Hunter is experienced and fully prepared to address most wisdom teeth issues, including extraction. The procedure is performed under anesthesia for patient comfort, and Dr. Hunter always provides complete aftercare instructions and support.
If your teen is approaching the age for wisdom teeth to appear, give us a call at (931) 451-5188 to get a handle on the issue before crowding or impaction occurs.
What Our Patient Says
"Dr Hunter is awesome. He was my dentist at another location for a bit. So happy he's opening his own practice. I'm switching to him from a place I've been going to for over 15 years. I've always wanted a private practice office to go to, and now I have it; with a dentist I trust at that."- Acacia