Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars to develop in the mouth
WHY DO THEY NEED TO BE REMOVED?
Over time human jaws have gotten smaller in size and there just isn't enough room for these teeth. Because there is inadequate space, these molars many times grow at the wrong angle, called impacted. They can cause many problems including crowding of teeth ahead of them, bone loss, decay and possible nerve damage.
WHY ARE THEY CALLED "WISDOM TEETH?"
This set of molars usually develop around or during the ages of 15 to your early twenties. The thought is that this is when young people start gaining "wisdom." Not sure if that's true...
Not during the surgery. Some discomfort and possible slight swelling is expected post surgery. Normally you are back to normal in a few days.
The doctors at Lowrance Dental are certified to do several forms of sedation. These include Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation (pills), and the most common I.V. sedation. The level of sedation you will need will be discussed during the consultation.