It is sometimes necessary to extract a tooth if it is severely damaged due to decay or trauma. Wisdom teeth are another source of concern when their growth affects your other teeth.
Wisdom teeth are third molars that usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25 at the back of the mouth. They are commonly extracted when they affect other teeth – this is known as "impacted wisdom teeth". Wisdom teeth can grow unnoticed until they start to cause issues in the mouth.
Wisdom teeth are extracted either because they have already become impacted or because they are potentially problematic. The extraction of wisdom teeth can be a troublesome procedure. For more complicated procedures we will recommend an oral surgeon.
If you are experiencing pain from a wisdom tooth, contact us to schedule a free consultation.