Wisdom teeth are unnecessary third molars located at the very back of your mouth. They are often the last teeth to come in –- usually crowning between 17 and 25 years of age. Often there isn’t enough space for them to come in and they can cause severe jaw pain and persistent headaches.
Your dentist will assess the position of your wisdom teeth and recommend extraction if necessary. Because this is a surgical process, it is recommended that you are sedated during the extraction and that you arrange a safe ride home. We also recommend that the extraction be performed as early as possible, as your body will heal faster and it limits the potential for complications post-surgery.