The third molars (also known as the “wisdom teeth”) are the last adult teeth to make their way into a person’s smile, usually erupting between the ages of 16 and 22. This is where they got their nickname from – this age is typically associated with newfound maturity and wisdom. Unfortunately, most modern mouths don’t actually have the leftover space to accommodate these new teeth, which can result in painful overcrowding, impaction (when the tooth is trapped within the jawbone), and higher risks of decay and infection.
At Cimarron Family Dentistry, our dentists keep a close eye on the development of wisdom teeth in our younger patients and may recommend extraction for their own safety. Our goal is to help every smile stay safe, strong, and healthy! Contact us today if you’d like to schedule an appointment here in Hurst, TX.