Wisdom teeth will erupt for 65% young adults between the ages of 12 and 15, which can sometimes cause pain in the gum tissue throughout the process.
When these teeth erupt, they become highly susceptible to dental issues such as tooth decay, infection, and gum disease. That is because wisdom teeth are located in the back of the mouth, making them very difficult to clean through a regular dental hygiene routine and sometimes there is not enough space for them.
Prior to a removal of wisdom teeth, clinical examinations and radiographs should be performed, and the removal itself is a surgical process that should be done under conscious sedation.
If you have concerns regarding existing or potential wisdom teeth, contact our dental office for a consultation.