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Wisdom Tooth Extractions – Tappan, NY

Ready to Help Adults & Teens Alike

Is your teen complaining about a constant pain towards the back of their jaw? If so, their wisdom teeth might be trying to come in. Most people simply don’t have enough room for these teeth in their mouth, so when they start to erupt, they cause pain, put pressure on the nearby teeth, and even develop an infection. That’s why they are so often removed, and if your child could benefit from this treatment, they can get it right here at Smile More Dentistry. We’ll do everything we can to keep them comfortable the entire time and ensure they enjoy a fast and smooth recovery.

Woman holding jaw in pain

Why Choose Smile More Dentistry for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

  • Sedation Dentistry Makes Any Procedure a Breeze
  • Dental Office Led by a Team of Dental Specialists
  • Committed to Providing Gentle & Comfortable Care

Why Are Wisdom Teeth…a Thing?

Animation of impacted wisdom tooth

Similar to the appendix, the wisdom teeth are found in almost every human body, but they typically need to be removed because they cause nothing but problems. So the obvious question is why do they even exist in the first place?

The truth is that they are a relic from our caveman ancestors who needed these extra molars to chew the tough roots, nuts, and meats that made up most of their diet. Back then, the first set of molars would often be completely worn out and broken by the time a person reached their late teens or early twenties, so the wisdom teeth would replace them. As cooking techniques improved and food became easier to eat over the millennia, they became less and less necessary, and the human jaw actually shrunk over time, which is why most can’t fit these teeth into their mouths today.