Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth can cause problems. Many people do not have room for them to erupt properly, which can result in malpositioned teeth. They can also be difficult to clean resulting in decay in areas that may not be restorable, or lead to gum problems and bone loss around the teeth in front of them. If they are not able to fully erupt they can have a repeated painful swelling around them causing a condition called pericoronitis.
Most of the time a panoramic x-ray will help determine the position of the wisdom teeth and we can evaluate their position and come up with the best plan for your condition. The preferred time to remove these teeth is late high school to early college age due to root formation and bone density, but they can usually be removed at anytime.