The third molars, commonly known as the wisdom teeth, often need to be removed. Your dentist, Dr. Ryan Sparks, may recommend wisdom teeth removal if there is not enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to properly erupt. If the wisdom teeth are unable to erupt, they may become impacted (stuck in the gums and jaw). Impacted wisdom teeth that are not removed may cause serious dental problems, including:

• Infection in the gums
• Damage to other teeth
• Cysts
• Tooth decay

Dr. Sparks recommends that you have your wisdom teeth removed before any of these dental problems occur. Our dental team ensures that wisdom teeth removal is painless and comfortable. For more information and to find out if your wisdom teeth should be removed, we welcome you to contact our dental office in Corvallis, Oregon.