Third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth, generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 25, usually the time you begin adulthood.
In some cases, wisdom teeth do not usually cause discomfort but it is considered that 95 % of the population has functional problems in mastication. Although is not so common, there are people that will never develop wisdom teeth.
Until we study the case we will not be sure if the extractions are necessary, your dentist will be the one to tell you what your best option will be once x-rays are examined.
Extraction is usually recommended in the following cases:
A small jaw that has no room for the wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth do not arise at all, the gum will partially cover them and may cause infections.
Infection in the tooth.
Regularly the procedure is done at the office under local anesthesia, we will prescribe antibiotics to eliminate any possible infection, in addition to pain medication.
In most cases recovery occurs in just a few days, the specialist will give you the necessary information and indications for a better recovery.
If wisdom teeth are already a discomfort, call and make an appointment, once extracted you will be happier without any hassle.