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Wisdom teeth are the four or more furthest back molars that generally appear between the ages of 16 and 23. Your American Dental Solutions dentist often monitors these teeth because many problems can occur that will generally require oral surgery and extraction. One of the most common reasons for the wisdom teeth to be extracted is impaction. This is when there is not enough room in the jaw for the teeth to emerge. If there is not enough room for wisdom teeth to emerge, they may end up only breaking through partially which can then become Perioconitis. This is an infection that is caused by bacteria slipping into the gum through the partially emerged molar.

Wisdom Teeth Procedure

Wisdom Teeth removal is a minor oral surgery procedure in which a local anesthetic will be applied to the area being operated on. People will often choose sedation for this procedure to ensure total comfort and an anxiety free experience. Your doctor will open your gum tissue, remove any bone covering the teeth, and remove the wisdom teeth. Stitches may be needed to close up the open gum line. The recovery process is fairly quick with the aid of pain medication, antibiotics, and the proper recommended care provided by your doctor.