Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Dr. John Gallagher, D.D.S.Wisdom teeth are the last molars, or “third molars” that develop on each side of the jaws.  Wisdom teeth usually emerge in the back of the mouth between the ages of 16-20. Often problems develop that require their removal. When the jaw isn’t large enough to accommodate wisdom teeth, they can become impacted (unable to come in or misaligned). Wisdom teeth may grow sideways, emerge only part way through the gum or remain trapped beneath the gum and bone.

A wisdom tooth extraction is a routine procedure for Dr. Phil and Dr. John Gallagher.