third molars (wisdom teeth) have to be extracted?
Wisdom teeth usually erupt between the ages of seventeen and twenty-one.
If there is enough room in the mouth, these teeth will erupt into a normal
position. Some wisdom teeth come in only part way, and some never erupt.
Your dentist will recommend extraction if he/she feels that they could cause
problems over time.
Unless you are a patient of Dr. Landin's and have seen him very recently, this should not be construed as dental advice but only as information. Please consult your own dentist in regard to your personal situation or condition.
back to FAQ list