Wisdom teeth removal is often thought of as a “rite of passage” for young adults as it is usually recommended in a patient’s late teens or early twenties. It can also be the source of great anxiety for many who fear the treatment for something that may not be causing any symptoms!
Chicago area dentists Dr. Prendergast and Dr. Shepherd perform tooth extractions in their Fox Lake dental office, Infinity Dental, and can remove wisdom teeth in many cases. They will refer patients to a local oral surgeon when deemed necessary for wisdom teeth removal.
Dr. Prendergast or Dr. Shepherd will perform a thorough exam and use x-ray imaging to determine the necessity of removing the wisdom teeth in each patient. There are cases where the teeth have enough room to develop and are not threatening to become impacted and/or possibly damage adjacent teeth. It is important to maintain a preventive care routine and visit Infinity Dental in Fox Lake twice a year for regular check-ups so that the heath and development of teeth can be monitored and any treatment necessary for supporting long term oral health can be recommended at the appropriate time.