In the past, human beings had a third set of molars appear in the likely event that 1st or 2nd molars fell out. While this may have been very common for our ancestors who were hunter/gatherers, times have dramatically changed. Today, 3rd molars (or wisdom teeth) cause more harm than help, which is why Dr. Tijerina is happy to offer wisdom tooth extractions in McAllen, TX right here in his dental office! If you’re experiencing oral discomfort in the back of your mouth, don’t wait to schedule an appointment with him today!
Wisdom teeth typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 25, so if you start to notice discomfort in the back of your mouth, practice good oral hygiene, and you’ve never had dental issues before, you should definitely give our dental office a call. Wisdom teeth can lead to a higher risk of oral infections in many cases when left unremoved. We’ll perform a detailed exam of your smile and your wisdom teeth, then schedule you for an extraction if we determine it necessary to protect your oral health.