Otherwise known as third molars, wisdom teeth often do not have room to come into the mouth. When these teeth come in partially, they are a real potential for a life threatening infection. Wisdom teeth can also damage the good and healthy molar in front of them by causing decay, loss of bone or contributing to gum problems. When the molars remain impacted, they can develop cysts or other problems in the jaw bone. Part of our comprehensive examinations will check for the wisdom teeth and evaluate whether their removal would be beneficial for the long term health of the jaw bone and neighboring teeth. Most wisdom teeth can be removed here in our office with the use of local anesthetics combined with an optional secondary means of sedation – gas, oral medications or IV sedation. Our doctors have received the advanced trained necessary to safely and efficiently provide this procedure during an additional year of advanced clinical dentistry. We are also able to provide most other oral surgery needs for our patients, from simple extractions to bone grafting.