The extraction of wisdom teeth is one of the oldest modern dental procedures. After the permanent teeth have erupted, third molars will begin to erupt in the back of the mouth. These teeth may not cause problems for everyone, but they can sometimes erupt horizontally, pushing the other molars, causing substantial pain. When this happens, it is recommended that the molars be extracted, as they are not necessary for oral functions.
If left alone, some wisdom teeth that have become impacted can cause a wide array of issues like gum disease and tooth decay. Impacted wisdom teeth can also cause alignment issues later in life, making procedures like implant surgery more difficult. While the idea of tooth extraction may seem arduous, local anesthesia will remove any discomfort during the procedure. Don’t hesitate to give our office a call if you have any questions about how we perform this procedure.schedule an appointment today at 561.276.6684