WISDOM TEETH

Wisdom teeth, or third and final molars, are the four last teeth to erupt, generally coming in during the late teen years or early twenties. Because the jawbone has fully grown to its adult size during the late teen years, the jaw is often too small to accommodate the wisdom teeth comfortably and then can cause pain and discomfort and therefore require removal.

Wisdom teeth removal is a standard procedure that assists to eliminate the pain caused by problematic wisdom tooth/teeth. If left in place, difficult wisdom teeth can cause severe pain, infections and severe damage to the surrounding jawbone and teeth and sometimes life-threatening.