Most individuals have all of their adult teeth before adolescence, but the eruption of wisdom teeth is delayed. Wisdom teeth usually start erupting between the ages of 17 and 21. These are the third molars. In many cases, there isn’t adequate space for wisdom teeth to erupt properly, which is why dentists often recommend wisdom teeth removal.
You can learn more about wisdom teeth and their removal by watching this video. This professional explains the potential risks of leaving wisdom teeth in place, such as an increased risk of tooth decay, gum disease, damage to the adjacent teeth, and destruction of bone support around the teeth.
The office of Dr. Jeffrey Rabinowitz offers comprehensive family dentistry services, including wisdom teeth removal in NYC. If you’re in need of an emergency dentist or the removal of wisdom teeth, give us a call today at (212) 826-2322 for a prompt appointment.