Staten Island’s Paramount Oral Surgery wants you to get wise about wisdom teeth!

Staten Island’s Paramount Oral Surgery wants you to get wise about wisdom teeth!

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Get wise about wisdom teeth!

There’s an expression that youth is wasted on the young. Ironically, the ages 17 through 25 are called the “Age of Wisdom.”  Perhaps that’s why it’s during that eight year span that wisdom teeth, or third molars, develop and appear in the mouth.

By the time the upper and lower third molars of the average person grow in, their other teeth are fully developed. If there is not enough room for wisdom teeth to fully enter the mouth, they become impacted. Generally, that means the incoming teeth are not able to emerge through the gums since there is not enough space for them to do so.

According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, nine out of ten people have at least one impacted wisdom tooth. If wisdom teeth become impacted, the dental team at Paramount Oral Surgery advises patients to have them removed as soon as possible.

Top reasons to have impacted wisdom teeth retracted as early as practicable include:

  • Their link to causing infections and/or periodontal disease;
  • Oral inflammation associated with impacted wisdom teeth can contribute to preterm or low birth weight infants;
  • The increased likelihood of complications when wisdom teeth are removed at later stages in life; and
  • The likelihood that the impacted teeth will cause damage to the patient’s neighboring teeth or their gums.

The dental team at Paramount Oral Surgery utilizes cutting-edge technology to make the extractions of impacted wisdom teeth as painless and stress-free as possible. For further information, please contact our office at 718-494-2053 to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our dental professionals.




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