Wisdom / General Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth usually between the ages of 17 and 25. When the jaw isn’t large enough to accommodate wisdom teeth, they can become impacted; grow sideways, emerge only part way from the gum or remain trapped beneath the gum and bone.
Regular teeth extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons but mainly becasue of severe tooth decay or a infection that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration. Extractions of impacted wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as well as extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.