Your wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that is usually the last of your teeth to grow in. Unfortunately due to the way our jaws have evolved, there is often not enough room for these molars to grow without them putting other teeth or your jaw at risk of damage. To preserve the health of your other jaws and teeth we usually remove the wisdom teeth before they emerge.
Because we usually remove the wisdom teeth before they break through your gums, they need to be removed in a surgical procedure. Extraction is done under a local anesthetic and we usually offer sedation to manage your pain and anxiety during the surgery.
When the extraction is complete you will need a day or two of rest to recover. We will give you specific instructions on how to care for your mouth and manage your pain during the healing period.