Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common dental surgeries performed as many patients suffer from chronic pain and complications caused by crowding of the back teeth such as: swollen, painful gums, damage to surrounding teeth, gum disease, infection, and tooth decay due to difficulty cleaning the wisdom teeth.
Because of the lack of space available, wisdom teeth, or third molars, commonly grow in at angles that can damage the surrounding teeth, cause severe pain and create other health related complications. Early detection through regular dental exams and digital x rays can help to prevent many of the complications caused by developing wisdom teeth.
Most people develop their wisdom teeth between the ages of 15-25. If the wisdom tooth does not have enough room to grow it will become impacted causing infection, pain and damage to other teeth. Many dental professionals recommend that wisdom teeth be removed before they erupt in order to avoid many of the problems that impacted wisdom teeth can cause.