Wisdom Teeth Removal
The extraction of wisdom teeth is a common procedure performed under local anesthesia. Barring any complications, the tooth can be easily removed in one piece. After surgery, patients can expect varying levels of swelling and discomfort. However, we do everything possible to minimize pain and recovery time.
Our third molars, also known as our wisdom teeth, begin to come in our late teenage years or our early twenties. Sometimes these teeth become impacted, meaning they remain under the gum.
Once impacted, wisdom teeth can cause complications including infection, crowding, damage to other teeth, cysts that permanently damage the jaw and other complications. There are cases as well where the wisdom teeth penetrate through the gums, possibly at an awkward angle, also necessitating wisdom tooth extraction. The awkward angle of the erupted tooth can push other teeth together causing misalignment of the teeth. While it is difficult to predict whether your impacted teeth will cause such damage, it is highly likely complications will arise.