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Do all wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Albuquerque, NM | Essenmacher Family DentalTeens and young adults should undergo a wisdom teeth evaluation to determine the presence of wisdom teeth, how they are developing, and if they will create pain or bite-related problems.

Because wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are so far back in the mouth, they can pose oral health challenges.

  • Infection
  • Gum disease
  • Decay
  • Pain

Our jaws have developed with the modern diet, and many patients do not have enough space in their jaws for wisdom teeth to erupt straight and aligned. Often, they will put pressure on adjacent teeth, which can cause pain or overcrowding. Sometimes wisdom teeth cannot emerge through the gums and remain impacted, which requires an extraction.

It is for these reasons that most dentists recommend having wisdom teeth removed. It is often best to have this done before they begin to put pressure on nearby teeth of shift the bite.

Comfortable, Easy Extractions

We provide comfortable dental extractions in our Albuquerque dental office, and for patients with complex extractions, we work with a number of skilled oral surgeons in our area.

If you have questions about wisdom teeth and live in the Albuquerque of Northeast Heights areas, contact Essenmacher Family Dental to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher.

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Dear valued patients,

As many of you know, in response to the recommendations from the American Dental Association and public health orders in place in New Mexico, we have been seeing patients on an urgent/emergency basis only since March 17. As a practice, our first priority is to put the health and safety of our team and community first.  

Because the exact trajectory of this pandemic cannot be anticipated, we are unable to accurately predict when we’ll be able to resume seeing patients for regular dental care.  At this time, public health orders prohibiting elective dental care extend until May 15.  However, we will definitely make an announcement on our website and Facebook when normal hours are resumed. We will also be contacting patients whose appointments were canceled so that we can reschedule.  

In the meantime, if you have any questions about an upcoming appointment, or have a concern about your teeth that you’d like to discuss, please do not hesitate to call our office.  We are happy to assist you in any way we can.  

While we all watch and wait to see what the coming weeks hold for our nation, I pray for health and peace for all of you and those you love.  I know that together, we will get through this. Take care and God bless. Visit our Facebook page for a message from Dr. Essenmacher. 

Best Regards,

Dr. Essenmacher