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200 Griffin Road Suite 8
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Daniel H. De Tolla, DDS, MD, PA, where exceptional care and experience combine.

What if I don’t have my wisdom teeth removed as a teenager or young adult?

As wisdom teeth develop, the roots become longer and the jaw bone more dense. When it is necessary to remove impacted wisdom teeth in your thirties, forties or beyond, the post-operative course can be prolonged and there is a higher complication rate. Treating these complications is often more difficult and less predictable than with a younger patient. Healing may be slower and the chance of infection can be increased. If your impacted wisdom teeth are not removed in your teenage years or early in your twenties and they are completely impacted in bone, it may be advisable to wait until a localized problem (such as cyst formation or localized gum disease and bone loss) develops. In general, you will heal faster, more predictably and have fewer complications if treated in your teens or early twenties.

What Our Patients Say...

Daniel H. De Tolla, DDS, MD, PA

5 out of 5 stars based on 50 reviews.

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Dr. De Tolla is probably one of the best in his field. He has worked on several members of my family and each time we knew we were in the best of hands. Thank you…

- Jennifer S

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Everyone was Extremely Warm Friendly and Caring making the process so much easier. Thank you especially Dan & Michelle.

- Christine R

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The extraction was performed under extreme duress: due to impending open heart surgery, my anxiety level was unusually high and we are all in the middle of a health care crisis from Covid 19. The…

- Paul B

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When It Comes to Removing Wisdom Teeth, Trust Your Care to the Experts.

Wisdom tooth removal is an important step in a teenager or young adult's journey to maintaining oral health. Why risk going to anyone less qualified? Daniel H. De Tolla, DDS, MD, PA has the expertise & advanced training to make wisdom teeth removal go as smoothly as possible.