Wisdom teeth or third molars are the very last teeth on either side of the upper and lower jaws. The name wisdom teeth have been given to them because they emerge much later than all other teeth. Typically, wisdom teeth come in between the ages of seventeen and twenty-five and very often are a cause of much discomfort.
A smaller jaw size makes it difficult for us to accommodate the wisdom teeth which cause them to come out at an angle or push against the other teeth.
Wisdom teeth may also damage other teeth, cause inflamed gums, lead to cavities, form misaligned teeth and have other negative effects on your oral health. When this happens, a dentist will usually recommend the removal of the wisdom teeth.
There might be some swelling or discomfort in your mouth after the removal of the teeth but this will heal in a few weeks. The doctor will provide you with full aftercare instructions to speed up the healing process. Be sure to follow the instructions as laid out. Contact us if you feel any pain, if the swelling is taking too long to reduce or if you develop a fever. We always make sure to provide the best care for our patients.