Wisdom teeth, or 3rd molars, are the molar teeth in the most posterior region of your mouth. Most people have a total of four wisdom teeth; however, some individuals are born without or with extra wisdom teeth.
Unfortunately, the majority of people today do not have enough room in their jaws to accommodate the eruption of wisdom teeth. Because of this, wisdom teeth can become buried under the gums and bone at unhealthy angles that can cause damage to the teeth and bone around them. Also, due their position, wisdom teeth are difficult to access while brushing and flossing, which typically leads to cavities and gum disease around these teeth.
If wisdom teeth are found to be causing problems, your dentist will most likely recommend that they be removed. Wisdom teeth removal is usually performed with sedation in order to give you the most comfortable experience.
The first step towards having wisdom teeth removed is a consultation at our office.