Wisdom teeth, which are really a third set of molars, are the last teeth to develop and usually appear in the mouth between the ages of 16 to 20. Unfortunately, the average mouth usually does not have the space to properly accommodate these teeth and they may need to be removed, surgically or otherwise.
The pressure from the poorly positioned, erupting wisdom teeth can move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of the teeth. Leaving the wisdom teeth impacted may eventually cause an infection around the teeth and may result in swelling, stiffness, pain and illness.
Although it is not a fixed rule, it is often best to remove potentially risky wisdom teeth before they are fully developed to minimize complications and have a smooth recovery period.
Your Smile Dental Care team is there for you each step of the way, whether it is to provide Nitrous Oxide Sedation, relaxing music or a hand to hold for support. We strive to make you as comfortable as possible.