Wisdom teeth removal is often thought of as a “rite of passage” for young adults as it is usually recommended in a patient’s late teens or early twenties. It can also be the source of great anxiety for many who fear the treatment for something that may not be causing any symptoms!
Northborough dentist Dr. Robert Gauthier performs tooth extractions in his dental office, Apex Dental, and can remove wisdom teeth in many cases. Dr. Gauthier will refer patients to a local oral surgeon when deemed necessary for wisdom teeth removal.
Dr. Gauthier will perform a thorough exam and use x-ray imaging to determine the necessity of removing the wisdom teeth in each patient. There are cases where the teeth have enough room to develop and are not threatening to become impacted and/or possibly damage adjacent teeth. It is important to maintain a preventive care routine and visit Dr. Gauthier in Northborough twice a year for regular check-ups so that the health and development of teeth can be monitored and any treatment necessary for supporting long term oral health can be recommended at the appropriate time.