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 Mayah M
I had an appointment scheduled for a week out when I started getting pains from my impacted wisdom tooth. I ended up breaking off a piece of my tooth on a Friday, and my appointment wasn’t until the next Thursday. I called them and they got me in the same day no questions asked. Just wanted to say thank you to all of the staff. They were all very caring and nice individuals. Thanks again Dr. Paul for getting me in fast, and doing a great job!
- Mayah M
Patient Review from Kim C
Everything went well. Dr. Wagner was so nice and took time to explain everything. Staff was so friendly. Great experience!
- Kim C
Patient Review from Tyler W
Dr. Wagner and his staff are the friendliest, kindest, most caring people I have ever met. They are very personable with good sense of humors and will make you feel at home. On the day of my surgery, the staff knew how to keep my mind off of it by striking up fun conversations that really helped me feel at ease. Dr. Wagner did a phenomenal job with my procedure as my recovery has been extremely good. He even called me the next day to see how I was doing! If you are here reading reviews trying to make a decision on who to go to, I highly recommend giving Dr. Wagner's office a call, I promise you will not regret it.
- Tyler W
Patient Review from Tyler C
The whole process was seamless. I am very thankful that I was able to quickly get in for my consult appointment and then schedule surgery less than a week later. It really helped reduce the amount of time I’d have to sit in anticipation anxiety. Staff was so friendly when I arrived and distracted me with fun conversation and before you know it I was awake again after the procedure and ready to go! I usually can’t stand being in any time of dentist or other oral health offices but Dr. Pamula was wonderful and very comforting. So far there have been no complications with the procedure and this good experience has definitely helped me reduce some overall anxiety for seeking care in the future.
- Tyler C
Patient Review from Jim U
Entire staff was friendly, efficient and professional.
- Jim U
Patient Review from Melissa B
Extremely professional and courteous staff both in person and on the phone. Staff were very helpful in scheduling a timely appointment that worked with my schedule. My dental assistant was very patient and calming in answering all of my questions and helping ease my anxiety. Dr. Wagner is incredibly kind and knowledgeable. He even personally called me on the day after my oral surgery to check on how my recovery was going and to ask if I needed anything further or had any questions. Outstanding service and compassion! Thanks for making a potentially scary procedure, a positive experience!
- Melissa B
Patient Review from Karyn K
Great team overall. Everyone was super nice, and very timely! Dr. Wagner is great, and made getting my wisdom teeth extraction a lot easier than I thought. Would definitely recommend!
- Karyn K
Patient Review from Lauren W
Very nice place, everyone was very helpful and made me feel like I was in good hands. If I had to recommend a place to go for wisdom teeth, this would definitely be the place.
- Lauren W
Patient Review from JENNIFER W
Everyone was very caring and patient with Lauren before, during, & after her procedure. Greatly appreciate the personal call from Dr. Wagner the next day, which was a Saturday
- JENNIFER W
Patient Review from GERALD T
WOULD GIVE MORE STARS IF I COULD
- GERALD T
Patient Review from Ambrose N
I am most appreciative for the cheerful and kind demeanor of every person we interacted with. And especially for the thorough and helpful answers to questions.
- Ambrose N
Patient Review from Taylor P
Aunt Vickie very nice. Dr. Wagner's voice = zen.
- Taylor P
Patient Review from LAUREL/ANNE L
Dr. Wagner has always been very kind, caring and concerned. We appreciate his bedside manner very much & personal touch! Thank you- Anne L. & Family (4 timer) (repeat customer)
- LAUREL/ANNE L
Patient Review from Gail L
I had much more bruising than expected from jaw down front of neck into upper chest; finally stopped spreading Saturday.
- Gail L
Patient Review from Dennis K
- Dennis K
Patient Review from Seth K
Going into it I was very nervous as I've never had a procedure done like this before. Coming out of it I was surprised with how quick, easy, and painless everything was and I am very thankful for Dr. Wagner and for ensuring all went well!
- Seth K
Patient Review from Lisa A
This is a great dentist, he is gentle and kind. getting an impacted wisdom tooth was scary but he put me at ease.
- Lisa A
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
- Michael K