690 Goodlette-Frank Rd N Naples, FL 34102
Phone: 239-206-1500
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Naples, FL Wisdom Teeth

Having your wisdom teeth removed is a routine procedure. However, the risk of complications with these kinds of extractions increases with age, so the earlier they are removed, the better.

What are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the third and last set of molars to appear, which begins to happen between the ages of 17 and 25 for most people. They are different than the other two sets of molars in that in many cases, there is not enough room for them to erupt normally. This is why it is so common to have them removed.

Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Diagram showing four types of wisdom teeth impaction.As the diagram at left shows, there are many ways that a wisdom tooth can grow and emerge abnormally. When this happens, it becomes impacted and must be removed. An impacted tooth is at risk of hosting serious infections. Once it can be determined that there isn’t enough room for your wisdom teeth to fully erupt, it is best to have them removed. When done by your late teens or early twenties, removal is usually simple and complications rare and minor.

Our Process

We begin with an exam, x-rays, and photographs. This will allow us to see the position of your molars and their roots so that we can identify any presence or risk of impaction.

In the case that removal is recommended, we can take care of this for you in our dental office. Several dentists in our office have had advanced training in oral surgery procedures.

I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth extracted. I experienced no pain and quick recovery. Dr. Campbell is a pro and all the assistants and people I dealt with were kind and welcoming. Their equipment is state of the art, only the best! I’m a Park Family dental patient for life! —Tony M.

After your surgery, we will give you specific instructions for at-home oral care. It’s important that you follow these carefully to help prevent complications from occurring.

Click here for more information about tooth extractions, including post-operative care.

Where to Start

To schedule your initial exam, call our office at (239) 206-1500 or submit an online appointment request and we’ll give you a call to schedule.