Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom Teeth

Somewhere between the ages of 15 to 25 years, most people's third molars begin to erupt through the gum line at the very back of their mouths. However, the modern jaw shape often can't accommodate wisdom teeth, leading to either of two unhealthy conditions: crowding of existing permanent teeth, or impaction – the incoming molars get stuck in place. Since few people’s jaws can accommodate these large third molars, we typically examine our 11 and 12-year-old patients to predict the upcoming developmental positioning of the wisdom teeth, recommending extraction prior to 17 to 19 years of age.

That Smarts!

While extraction may not sound like a lot of fun, it's far better than the typical alternatives. Crowded teeth can misalign your bite, cause jaw pain, and lead to gum disease, causing dental problems for the rest of your life. Partially-erupted wisdom teeth allow bacteria and germs to multiply, leading to infection or cyst formation; tumors may even grow on a trapped wisdom tooth. Impacted or partially-erupted wisdom teeth may force entry, pushing up in whichever direction they find the most give: sideways, vertically, backward, forward. They can become stuck while still fully encased in the jawbone (called a bony impaction), or prior to erupting through the gums (called a soft tissue impaction). Such impaction can cause pain, swelling, and infection. The good news is that extraction is a simple, routine surgical procedure that can usually be performed comfortably in one office visit.

Danita Bolin DDS

I practice dentistry with a passion and serve with integrity.

  • To treat you with respect and kindness.
  • To be respectful of your time, needs and concerns.
  • To provide quality treatment as I would for my own family.
  • To educate you about the relationship between your oral health and your total body health.
Meet Dr. Bolin
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Contact Us

McCart Family Dentistry

6801 McCart Ave., Suite B2
Fort Worth, TX 76133
Phone: (817) 423-9300
Email: frontoffice@mccartdental.com

Office Hours

Appointments Only

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 7am - 2pm
Wednesday: 7am - 2pm
Thursday: 7am - 2pm
Friday: 7am - 2pm

6801 McCart Ave., Suite B2, Fort Worth, TX 76133 USA
Danita Bolin, DDS Fort Worth, TX dentist. (817) 423-9300 frontoffice@mccartdental.com