Wisdom teeth tend to erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. However, not everyone has space for these wisdom teeth in their jaws. For this reason, our dentist in Hobart, IN, offers wisdom teeth removal to those who need it. Whether you’re experiencing wisdom tooth pain or are wondering if extraction will be a necessity down the road, our dentist is ready to help.
Here’s what you need to know about wisdom teeth extraction.
Do I Need Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Not all people need their wisdom teeth removed. In fact, some people are able to keep all four wisdom teeth! However, most people will need one or more wisdom teeth removed to prevent crowding in their smile.
If you don’t have sufficient space in your jaw for the third molars, you may also experience the pain associated with impacted wisdom teeth. An impaction happens when the tooth doesn’t have enough room to emerge or develop normally. As a result, the tooth may become trapped under the gums or partially erupt and push other teeth out of its path.
Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Painful?
We will do everything in our power to ensure you remain comfortable through the procedure for wisdom teeth extraction. During your appointment, our Hobart dentist will make sure that you are properly sedated. They’ll also give you specific aftercare instructions to ensure you heal properly after .