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

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

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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