Talk About Wisdom Teeth


Amarillo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics are adding oral surgery services to their practice. 

With the help of Dr. Bryan Bailey and Panhandle Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, surgical extractions, pathology, biopsy, and implants are now being offered. 

Having your wisdom teeth removed has some pros and cons. 

For starters, wisdom teeth are the back molars found on each side of your upper and lower jaw. They are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth, which typically happens during mid to late teenage years or early 20’s. Because not everyone has wisdom teeth, APDO recommends by age 14 that you have an evaluation done by your regular dentist. 

They may want to refer you to an OS. Upon the oral surgeon’s evaluation, he will explain whether or not you have fully impacted molars –meaning Trapped in your jaw or under your gums, or partially impacted molars. 

Some people are lucky enough to have adequate space for functioning wisdom teeth. If the oral surgeon informs you during your evaluation that you have “impacted molars,” failing to take action can lead to gum disease, continuous discomfort and potentially causing your front teeth to get pushed together.

Some of the signs and symptoms of your 3rd molars erupting can consist of 
1. Redness and swelling
2. Dull lingering Pain
3. Jaw stiffness
4. Infection

Failing to take action can lead to severe infection, with escalating pain, tooth decay, and potential crowding. 

(806) 367-9990 

Amarillo Pediatric Dentistry
Shane Moore, DDS
2455 I-40 west 
(806) 350-5437

3501 Soncy 
Suite 129

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Video Forecast

More Forecast

Don't Miss