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What sounds like fun to you? A birthday party? Going to a theme park? Eating lunch with a friend? How about having teeth pulled? Wisdom teeth removal isn’t most people’s idea of a fun time, even less so when they’re in their elder years. When people grow older, their wisdom teeth roots grow longer and become additional hard to extricate.

For this reason, we encourage patients who need to have their wisdom teeth removed to do so between the ages of 15 and 25. While it’s true that some people never have wisdom teeth removed and see no complications, impacted wisdom teeth can do great harm if they’re not extracted. For instance, abscesses, tumors and infections may develop near the area of the impacted wisdom teeth, and if the teeth try to emerge, they may cause misalignment and harm to the other molars. If you’re considering having your wisdom teeth removed, and even if you’re older than 25, please reach out to us and we’d be ecstatic to work with you.

The Peabody, Massachusetts, Zicherman, Lago, and Associates, PC practice of Dr. Federico Lago can be reached at 978.535.2500, and you can reach out to the team to plan your visit. At Zicherman, Lago, and Associates, PC, we’ll take care of you like family.