Wisdom teeth are the large teeth in the very back of your mouth that grow in during your late teens or early twenties. Not everyone gets wisdom teeth, but most people will get four in total. Sometimes wisdom teeth grow in straight, but sometimes they can cause problems. Your dentist might recommend removing wisdom teeth if they are decayed, or are causing pain, infected, or crowding.
It is often best to be proactive when it comes to wisdom teeth – removing them before any problems may occur. Recovery from wisdom teeth extraction usually takes about 4 to 7 days. If the tooth is under the gum, then healing may take longer. We can help you decide if wisdom teeth removal is something you or your loved one should have done. It is best to do so sooner rather than later.