Extraction of wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth are usually extracted if they cause discomfort or complications. Extraction is always associated with a certain risk, however, and any decision regarding extraction must be carefully reviewed.
Wisdom teeth are normal, large molars that usually show up between ages 18 to 25. The wisdom teeth are usually of the same quality as other teeth and if there is room for them – and they do not cause any complications – we recommend keeping them.
Wisdom teeth can be difficult to keep clean and are often exposed to cavities and inflammations. If you experience recurring problems with your wisdom teeth, removing them may be an option.
Inflammation occuring around a tooth may lead to great discomfort and serious consequences. Without treatment, an inflamed tooth may cause asymmetrical distortions of the face, spontaneous jaw fractures or worst case; systemic infections with fatal outcomes.