What are wisdom teeth?
Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.
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To read more about wisdom teeth view our informative pages below.
- Philosophy Regarding Wisdom Teeth
- Impacted Wisdom Teeth
- Wisdom Teeth Removal
- After Extraction of Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom Teeth Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.
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Patient Review from Jazmin C
I do not even know where to begin. I have so much respect and appreciation for Dr. Wagner and his staff. I went in for my wisdom teeth extraction with fear at the top of my list. Everyone was extremely understanding of my fears and walked me through every step. They were very calm and patient with me. To top everyone's professionalism, Dr. Wagner himself, reached out to see how I was feeling after the extraction. No amount will ever express my gratitude to Dr. Wagner and his amazing staff. I am very grateful to everyone at Dr. Wagner's and will definitely recommend his office to everyone. Thank you so much to Dr. Wagner and his staff.
- Jazmin C
Patient Review from Chuck C
Although I suffer from severe odontophobia (fear of dentistry), my wisdom teeth had to come out. Dr Wagner and the staff were kind, understanding, compassionate and professional. I'm glad I went through the procedure with Dr Wagner instead of anywhere else. He called me personally the next day to check on my status, and was genuinely concerned for me. I hope I dont ever have to go for further major oral surgery, but if I did I would return to Dr Wagner's office without hesitation.
- Chuck C
Patient Review from Michael K
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Patient Review from Joan L
Thank you for making the whole process comfortable and taking anxiety away. A great experience!
- Joan L
Patient Review from Tyler N
Friendly, fast and easy scheduling.
- Tyler N
Patient Review from Barb K
I was surprised that I didn't need any pain medication after the procedure.
- Barb K
Patient Review from Jessica C
Everyone is so friendly and helpful, and Dr. Wagner is super knowledgeable and so, so kind. I was really nervous to have my wisdom teeth out, but the staff's attitude made me feel at ease. I experienced virtually no "pain" after having them removed--just a mild throbbing that I would describe more as discomfort than pain. After the first 24 hours, I didn't need anything stronger than an Aleve (220mg naproxen sodium) to manage the discomfort. He did an excellent job, and I absolutely recommend choosing Dr. Wagner for wisdom teeth extraction or any other work you may need done!
- Jessica C
Patient Review from Stephen P
Very friendly staff. Dr. explained everything and answered all my questions.
- Stephen P
Patient Review from Bekah K
Dr. Wagner was very kind, calming, and professional. The entire staff greeted me with smiles and I felt completely cared for from the moment I walked through the doors to the moment I left. I especially liked that Dr. Wagner called to make sure I was okay a couple days later.
- Bekah K
Patient Review from Sydney W
Doctor and staff rock!
- Sydney W
Patient Review from Erica C
All Five stars!
- Erica C
Patient Review from Dante L
Wonderful staff, very friendly. Love that the doctor prays with you. Very peaceful environment. I would never go anywhere else
- Dante L
Patient Review from Amarilys Sanchez
The staff is extremely friendly and comforting. My first visit and i am very nervous of the procedure, but theyve made me felt good and confident that everything will be ok. They staff is verywell informed and interested in helping with any questions. Hope they get a well deserved bonus $ Thank you for everything!
- Amarilys Sanchez
Patient Review from Erin H
Third family member here. Thanks for everything.
- Erin H
Patient Review from Susan K
I will definitely recommend you to anyone who is in need of your particular services. I can not express how very happy I was with my overall experience. I was very apprehensive due to upper right location and infection of both tooth and sinuses. I am amazed at how little discomfort I have had since my surgery. I was having some serious pain on the right side of my face, that is now almost gone. Expected my cheek and mouth to be swollen and really sore, but swelling was barely noticeable. I am so happy to feeling better again. Thank you so much Dr. Wagner and your wonderful staff.
- Susan K
Patient Review from Aaron S
Very nice, respectful, and very knowledgeable!! Excited to have him remove my teeth!
- Aaron S
Patient Review from Carol S
Good job!!! Dentist and staff took very good care of me and family that were with. Highly recommend, very professional. They made me/family feel very comfortable; I do appreciate. Keep up the good work, would definitely recommend.
- Carol S
Patient Review from Kira S
Dr. Wagner and his staff were AMAZING!! Would definitely recommend them. Thank you!
- Kira S
Patient Review from Emily P
Dr Wagner and staff did a great job keeping me at ease. During the exam prior the nurses made sure I no questions and I knew what to expect. During the procedure the nurse was very considerate and comforted me and made sure my request to not see the needles or anything was honored Since I have a large fear of needles. I was extremely nervous but the staff was very efficient and I had very little waiting time in the front room or in procedure room to even let myself get worked up. The nurse talked to me about other stuff and my mind was never even allowed go down a panic road. I felt the alcohol swab more than the IV administered and next then I knew I was awake and done! I was in and out within an hour. Thanks Dr Wagner and Staff!
- Emily P