Wisdom Tooth Surgical Teeth Extraction
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are third molars. Normally people have three permanent molars that develop in each quadrant of the mouth. The third molars usually will try to grow in at around age 18 to 20 years. An evaluation for wisdom teeth is typically done when a patient is between 15 to 19 years old. Your dentist checks on its positioning presence, disease status before recommending any suggested treatment options.
Wisdom teeth are actually no different than any other tooth except that they are the last teeth to erupt. They are just as useful as any other tooth if they grow in properly, have a proper bite relationship, and have healthy gum tissue around them. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.
When wisdom teeth are prevented from erupting into the mouth properly, they are referred to as impacted. A dentist must examine a patient’s mouth and corresponding x-rays to determine if the teeth are impacted or will not grow in properly. Impacted teeth may cause problems.
Not all wisdom tooth may require surgical teeth extraction. If you wisdom tooth are erupted and grown out all the way, normal tooth extraction without stitches may be done.