Impacted Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, are expected to erupt between 17 and 25 years of age – but in most cases do not ever make an appearance in the mouth.
When they do not erupt, they are considered “impacted” and are recommended for removal to prevent possible future discomfort. Other reasons to remove your wisdom teeth include:
They erupt into the mouth at a different angle
You have cavities or gum disease because the wisdom teeth are not easily reached to be cleaned
Your jaw does not have enough space to accommodate for the third molars
After surgery, swelling and some bleeding are expected. Your dentist will give you instructions on how to best clean and care for your extraction sites to promote optimal healing.
The types of oral surgery offered at our practice include: