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Wisdom Teeth Removal in Colorado

What are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are a person’s set of third molars, and the last teeth to develop and appear in the mouth. These teeth are relics of a time when humans had larger jaws and a greater need for more teeth in their mouth. They got their name for the time of life they commonly erupt into a person’s mouth, between the ages of 17 and 25, once called the “Age of Wisdom”. Not everyone has wisdom teeth and those who do sometimes do not have a full set of four wisdom teeth either. Recent research has shown that as many as 25% of people are missing at least one third molar.


The amount of time needed to perform wisdom tooth extractions varies from patient to patient, as everyone’s wisdom teeth are different. In many cases, an uncomplicated extraction of all four third molars can be performed in less than an hour. Removing wisdom teeth is usually done as an outpatient procedure using intravenous conscious sedation (IVCS) in an oral and maxillofacial surgeon’s office.