Dr. Frankel recommends recent high school graduates have their wisdom teeth removed before going off to college. Third molars or wisdom teeth often become bothersome or painful during mid-term and final exams. There are several reasons for removing wisdom teeth.
- Often there simply isn’t room for the wisdom teeth causing pressure, crowding and making it difficult to keep the area clean leading to decay and infection.
- Most wisdom teeth, even if fully erupted, do not aid in basic function and are always a challenge to brush and floss
- Impacted wisdom teeth (under the gums and not erupted) can develop cysts and occasionally tumors
Call Dr. Frankel for a complimentary consultation to discuss removing wisdom teeth before leaving for college.