Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to emerge in an adult mouth. The average mouth can only accommodate 28 teeth, and the emergence of wisdom teeth overcrowds it with 32 adult teeth.
If your wisdom teeth are growing properly and there are no alignment issues, removal may not be required. However, if your wisdom teeth are impacted, affecting proper alignment, or causing pain or infection, you may be a candidate for wisdom teeth removal.
On the day of the procedure, a local anesthetic will be applied to the treated area. If the tooth is beneath the gums, your wisdom teeth removal specialist will make a small incision into the gums. Then, the tooth will be removed piece by piece until it is entirely removed.
If the tooth is not impacted, the tooth will be removed with a forceps tool. This tool is used to clasp and pull out the tooth accordingly.
It is essential that you are staying on top of secure oral health to last for many years to come. As always, your dental care is our top priority! Contact us today to learn more!