Not everyone needs their wisdom teeth removed, however often times they push or crowd other teeth, causing discomfort, pain or even cosmetic issues like crooked teeth. Some wisdom teeth may also be impacted, meaning they never fully erupt through the gums. Most people find that they simply do not have room for their wisdom teeth, so they visit an oral surgeon to have them removed.
During the wisdom tooth extraction process, the patient is sufficiently sedated or placed under general anesthesia. This gives the oral surgeon the opportunity to efficiently remove the teeth and prep the area for healing. If you choose our dental provider for your wisdom tooth removal procedure, you will be given detailed at-home instructions to help you keep the area clean. You may also be given medications to take for any discomfort caused by surgery.