Wisdom Teeth

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.

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Wisdom Teeth Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.

Wisdom Teeth Presentation

Midwest Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

The welcoming and greeting to the office by Ms. Sandy was impressive, she answered all our questions and ensured that our x-rays were in order before seeing Dr. Cudney. Dr. Cudney was very detailed and answered all our questions and concerns to prepare for procedure. The entire office very professional and courteous.

- Angelica Martinez

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My daughter had her wisdom teeth extracted by Dr. Gauger. For being very nervous and anxious everyone treated her terrific. They calmed her down, the procedure went smoothly and my daughter is glad she went through with the surgery. Everyone let her take all the time she needed to calm down and relax. A special shout out to Dani who went out of her way to take great care of my daughter and make the experience for her as pleasant as oral surgery could possible be. Thanks.

- Dan L

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Dr. Gauger was friendly and explained the procedure very well. He helped me to worry less about the extraction process. Anna was very nice with the X-rays and orientation. The whole staff seemed very pleasant which makes me feel they must be treated well. I will have the extraction done next week and I hope I am just as pleased then.

- Kathleen C

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What a wonderful and smooth experience I had at this facility. It’s my second day since removing two wisdom teeth, one being in a difficult position. I am feeling almost zero pain. I’m so grateful to everyone involved; genuinely one of the most pleasant experiences— friendly, respectful, honest, and professional staff and doctors. We were even given back over $100 because not all the anesthetic was used. I feel better than I did pre-surgery; perhaps it’s because I had the privilege of being the patient of some wonderful people. 5 stars just isn’t enough. “Whoever is not grateful to the people, he is not grateful to Allah (God).” So, thank you all very much!

- Mariam I

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My dentist referred me to Dr. Cudney when I went in for an emergency appointment for wisdom teeth pain. The office was able to get me in to see Dr. Cudney immediately. When I came to the office, I was greeted by the friendly staff and waited not even 10 minutes before I saw the doctor. Dr. Cudney is very warm, welcoming, patient, and thorough. He explained everything in a way that I could understand and said he could remove my painful tooth right then and there. I was so nervous, but with his technique, I did not feel a thing! I was closing my eyes expecting the worse part to come and before I knew it he was already done! I plan to return to him after the new year to get the rest of my wisdom teeth out. I left the office happy as can be. I would recommend him to anyone, especially if you are nervous about a procedure. He truly knows how to calm your nerves.

- Samantha K

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Fantastic staff from receptionist to dental assistant to Dr Cudney, staff truly cares and goes above and beyond for their patients.

- Shannon Wood W

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