Wisdom teeth extraction is a common procedure for many people, and it’s important to understand why it is performed, what you can expect from the procedure, and how to care for your mouth afterwards. As a dentist, it’s our job to make sure our patients are informed and comfortable throughout the entire process.
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to emerge in the mouth and are typically the last to come in, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. For some people, their wisdom teeth may not be able to fit properly into their mouths or may not emerge at all. This can cause overcrowding, damage to other teeth, and even pain and infection.