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Did you know that wisdom teeth don't always have to be extracted? #wisdomteeth People in their twenties are most likely to begin to have trouble with these teeth, as their wisdom teeth are most likely to come in at this time. More often than not, though, these teeth either only partially come in or become impacted.

Impacted wisdom teeth, #impactedteeth still attached to the bone with nothing abnormal surrounding them, can be left in and checked periodically with x-rays. The wisdom tooth, only partially in, presents more of a problem. It can force the other teeth out of alignment or trap food and bacteria. If that happens, the best decision may be to remove the tooth. When the tooth on one side of the mouth is removed, it's usually considered best to remove the tooth on the other side.

Wisdom teeth will affect almost all of us at some point in our lives. Visit our Forest Hills office for comprehensive examination with Dr. Vinson who can provide the best answer to any individual concerns you may have. #foresthills

by Oleg Vinson DDS
Forest Hills, NY


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