Scott A. Siegel, MD, DDS, FACS, FICS, FAAP

Northeast Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, PLLC

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Get Wise About Wisdom Teeth

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Although winter break on Long Island is a typical time of year for college and/or high school students to have their wisdom teeth evaluated and treated, it is also important for adults who still have their wisdom teeth to be evaluated, as well.

• Wisdom teeth removal is typically peformed during the mid-teenage years as to prevent future and more difficult complications, such as infection, nerve injury and delayed healing.

• Numerous substantiated medical studies have linked retained wisdom teeth with cardiac disease, so it's never too early or late to evaluate the status of your wisdom teeth. 

Categories: Oral Surgery