Do most people need their wisdom teeth removed?
Since most people do not have enough room for their wisdom teeth to grow in properly, it is usually recommended to have them removed. The best time for this to be done is usually in the late teens or early twenties, when the teeth are developed enough that they can be accessed, but not so much that they are difficult to remove.
Who should remove wisdom teeth?
Dr. Petersen can provide you with a thorough evaluation to determine whether you need to have your wisdom teeth removed. Often he is able to perform the extractions for you in our practice. However, if your situation would best be treated by an oral surgery specialist, Dr. Petersen can provide you with a referral to a highly qualified surgeon.