• Dr. Andrew Skigen

Why Extract Wisdom Teeth Early

Wisdom teeth are usually recommended for extraction before they have a chance to develop completely. Early removal is done for many reasons:

  • If the wisdom teeth have not fully developed, they are smaller and therefore easier to remove. Typically, this also means that the procedure is simpler, the surgical sites are smaller, and the recovery is easier

  • Younger patients are known to heal better than older patients. This contributes to a faster recovery and an easier procedure.

  • Extracting the wisdom teeth as a preventative measure can save you time, money, and discomfort later.


You’re in excellent hands at First Coast Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Fernandina, FL. Dr. Skigen and Dr. Massaro offer the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Both are highly trained in wisdom teeth removal. If you would like to schedule a consultation with First Coast Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, please give our office a call or request an appointment by filling out our online form.




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