Wisdom teeth are the teeth at the very back of the mouth, and are the last to emerge, usually between the ages of 17 and 24. For many, these teeth erupt uneventfully and just become part of our normal dental work. For some, wisdom teeth become problematic, especially when they are impacted (unable to erupt) due to their orientation in the jaw, or when there is not enough space for them to erupt.
Your dentist will need to take a full face X-ray to find out exactly how your teeth are placed and to determine what treatment options should be considered. Most of the time, the best solution for problematic wisdom teeth is to have them removed. Your dentist will determine whether this procedure can be done during a dental appointment or if you need to visit a specialist. At Genesis Dental, we have experienced dentists who will ensure that you receive only the best wisdom tooth extraction solutions for your particular needs.