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While many people feel understandably anxious about wisdom teeth removal, many San Jose dentists perform this routine procedure every day. These third molars usually begin to come in around age 16 or 17 and will continue to erupt through the mid-20s if not removed. Watch this video to find out more about wisdom teeth.

If wisdom teeth become partially or complete impacted—or trapped beneath the gums—your dentist will advise you to have them removed. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause major oral health problems, including cavities, infections, and serious nerve damage. Fortunately, as your dentist will explain, having the wisdom teeth removed at a younger age minimizes complications down the road. Keep in mind that you will be sedated throughout the procedure to keep you comfortable.

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