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At Arizona Dental, we see wisdom teeth that need to be removed practically once per day. Have you ever considered if you need to have your wisdom teeth pulled? We use a specific checklist process to decide whether patients need their wisdom teeth to be removed, and you can read about it in this blog. Please reach out to us if you have any extra questions or concerns about wisdom teeth after you read this post.

To decide whether you have wisdom teeth (and whether they need to be extracted), our dentist will look for the wisdom teeth behind your molars. They will ask you if you have felt any soreness in this spot. If they don’t find any extruding wisdom teeth and you haven’t felt any pain in your jaw, the dentist may opt to use a radiograph, also called an X-ray, to evaluate whether you have any wisdom teeth and where and how they would erupt if you do have them. With this data, your doctor will be able to tell you whether you have wisdom teeth.

For a checkup in Phoenix, Arizona, contact Dr. Joe Gerard and the Arizona Dental staff at 602-910-3860 now. Our team is pleased to help you with all of your oral care needs. Together, we’ll work toward a healthier you.