Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth do not always have to cause you pain or cause future problems. The movement of surrounding teeth caused by wisdom teeth is often slow, and may not cause any pain. However, if you or a loved one have had braces or other treatment, crowding from wisdom teeth can potentially undo that work, resulting in crooked and misaligned teeth and jaws, as well as wisdom teeth pain.
The dentist will review your x-rays and the positioning of your wisdom teeth at your regular check-up visits. He may recommend removing some or all of your wisdom teeth to help alleviate any pain, swelling or infection you may currently have, or to avoid future problems. Additionally, the dentist may recommend removing wisdom teeth earlier rather than later, because future extractions may become more painful or complicated, or even result in a dental emergency.
The dentist will determine the position of your wisdom teeth and determine the type of extraction to be performed. In most cases the dentist can remove your wisdom teeth right in the office, most times under sedation.