Wisdom teeth or third molars are the last teeth to erupt (become visible) in our mouth, usually in our late teens or early twenties. Most adults have four wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are often affected by adjacent teeth due to a lack of room not allowing them to erupt. They can become impacted and are often extracted when or even before this occurs.
An impacted wisdom tooth is when the tooth does not fully erupt into the mouth due to lack of space in the jaw. Pain can develop and serious complications may result such as the development of infection, ulcers, and chewing problems. If you continue to suffer from these complications then extraction is recommended.
At Peninsula Dental Care, our oral dental surgeons have the expertise to safely remove wisdom teeth. Local anesthesia is used to numb the affected area and ensure a painless extraction of the tooth.