Wisdom Teeth Explained

Wisdom teeth are the molars found in the very back of your mouth. These teeth usually appear in your late teens or early twenties, although not everyone has them. How your mouth handles these molars will determine whether they need to be removed.

Problems with Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Impaction is a common complication, resulting from lack of room in your jaw. This can lead to gum tenderness, swelling, or severe pain. Impacted wisdom teeth that are partially or fully erupted are difficult to clean, and are therefore susceptible to tooth decay, recurring infections, and even gum disease.

Removal typically takes place in the late teens or early twenties before the teeth’s roots are fully formed, which makes removal easier and recovery time shorter. Our team will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for yours.

When wisdom teeth become impacted their extraction may be necessary.
Tooth extraction is necessary for a variety of reasons including periodontitis, implant placement, or impaction.

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