A teen-age boy and girl are smiling after surgery for wisdom teeth by Gilbert dentist, Dr. Wilson

We all have them. Wisdom teeth or “third molars” usually appear in our mid-teens. In face, wisdom tooth removal by our Gilbert oral surgeon is one of the commonest extractions we perform here at The Maxillofacial Surgery Center.

Why do wisdom teeth sometimes need to be removed? And how will you know if yours or your child’s wisdom teeth need attention?

Why We Remove Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars most people get when they are in their late teens or early twenties. In most cases, the mouth has insufficient space for wisdom teeth to erupt, which may cause them to become impacted or infected.

An impacted wisdom tooth is not in the best position for proper chewing and cleaning. Given this improper positioning, the impacted sites may be at a greater risk for bacteria to grow and lead to infection.

Also, a wisdom tooth that is impacted or erupts sideways may cause damage or crowding to surrounding teeth and roots. Dr. Wilson has the advanced education and training to perform even the most difficult extractions in the comfort of our convenient office.

Full face portrait of oral surgeon Dr. Spencer Wilson.


The success of any procedure is largely determined by the quality of care the patient receives from the first appointment all the way to complete recovery.” – Dr. Spencer Wilson


When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed

Wisdom teeth are easiest to remove when their root systems are immature, the longer you wait, the greater the chance of complications. Dr. Wilson has prepared a very special eBook that can help you make the best decision for you or your child when it comes to wisdom tooth removal. It discusses such questions as:

  • What is the “window of opportunity” for wisdom tooth removal?
  • When should an impacted wisdom tooth be taken seriously?
  • What are some before and after surgery tips that will make your surgery easier and recovery faster?

Download your FREE copy of this our informative eBook:

eBook preview for When It's Wise to Remove Wisdom Teeth

If you have decided that the “wise” move is to have yours or your child’s wisdom teeth evaluated, please call our office today at (480) 279-5949 or contact us online.

We will be happy to set up a consultation for you with Dr. Wilson, one of the best oral surgeons for wisdom teeth in Gilbert, Phoenix, Mesa, and Casa Grande.