Spectrum Oral Surgery

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

By the age of 18 to 25 years, the average adult has 32 teeth: 16 teeth on both the top and the bottom jaw. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canines, and bicuspid teeth) are ideal for biting into and cutting food into smaller pieces. The back teeth (molar teeth) are used to grind food up into a consistency suitable for swallowing.


Unfortunately, the average mouth usually only has space for 28 teeth. No one is exactly sure why. Problems can arise when these last four teeth try to fit in a mouth that only holds 28 teeth. These last four teeth are commonly known as “wisdom teeth” or “third molars”.

In some cases, an individual’s jaw is large enough to allow room for the wisdom teeth to come in and be cleaned. However, more often than not, one or more of these wisdom teeth fails to properly emerge or is unable to push through the gums, resulting in an impacted tooth.

Exposure and Bonding of Impacted Teeth / Uncovering Buried Teeth

Tooth exposure is the process by which we first uncover a tooth that is either fully or partially buried beneath the gum line, and then we bond an attachment so that your Orthodontist can direct the tooth into position.

Root Resection and Retrograde Fillings

Retrograde filling is a restoration placed in the apical part of a tooth root to seal the apex of a previously treated root canal. An incision is made through the tissue over the root of the tooth so the underlying area can be cleaned and the end of the root smoothed off.

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Our Clinic Services

Teeth Extractions

Is the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus in the alveolar bone. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons,…

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

A surgical procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth, the four permanent adult teeth located at the back corners…


A surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown,…

Bone Grafts

A surgical procedure that replaces missing bone in order to repair bone fractures that are extremely complex,…

Oral Pathology

Is the specialty of dentistry and discipline of pathology that deals with the nature, identification, and management of diseases…

Orthognathic Surgery

Known as corrective jaw surgery or simply jaw surgery, is surgery designed to correct conditions of the jaw and face related to…

Management of TMD

Management of patients with TMD symptoms is similar to management of patients with other orthopedic…