Has your dentist informed you that it’s time for your wisdom teeth to be removed?

Many patients have questions regarding the timing and necessity of getting their wisdom teeth removed. Recently, our national organization, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, released a long term study regarding wisdom teeth and the problems associated when they are not extracted. This seminal paper is called the White paper, after the lead author. Below is a link to the paper that may help answer questions regarding the extraction of wisdom teeth:

http://www.aaoms.org/docs/third_molar_white_paper.pdf