Dr. Franklin can assess the location of your wisdom teeth and identify any current or potential issues through an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth. Early diagnosis and treatment improve the patient’s outcome, according to various studies, and we first typically see patients during their teenage years. Learn more about our wisdom teeth removal services in Tulsa, OK.
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last molars that typically develop in the back of the mouth. They usually emerge in the late teenage years or early twenties, although they may emerge earlier or later. Most people have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner of the mouth.
Wisdom teeth were necessary for the past when human diets were rougher and harder to chew. As our diets have evolved, however, our jaws have become smaller and are often too small to accommodate wisdom teeth. As a result, many of our Tulsa patients experience problems with their wisdom teeth, such as impaction, infection, or damage to adjacent teeth, and they often require removal.
We recommend that our patients have regular dental check-ups to monitor wisdom teeth development and detect any issues early on.