Am I Too Old to Have My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

Most individuals undergo wisdom teeth removal in their teens or early 20s. Wisdom teeth have a strong potential for causing complications, such as impaction. However, in some cases, a dentist may have advised the patient that extraction was unnecessary. Years or decades afterward, the wisdom teeth may begin to cause problems. If your wisdom teeth … Continued

Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

The last of your adult teeth to erupt from the underlying gum are known as “wisdom teeth,” and typically begin to appear between the ages of 17 to 25. Often these teeth come in normally and require little special attention other than thorough cleaning of areas that may have become harder to reach.   However, … Continued

Is It Harmful to Delay Wisdom Teeth Removal?

The extraction of the wisdom teeth often isn’t an emergency surgery, simply because dentists evaluate the course of their progression and can spot potential problems well in advance. However, if you delay getting them taken out, you could indeed develop serious complications. Pain, soreness, and pressure in the area are often the first signs that … Continued

What Does Wisdom Tooth Pain Feel Like?

Having your wisdom teeth extracted is a relatively quick and painless procedure with minimal recovery time, but the pain from wisdom tooth eruption can range from mild and intermittent to constant and excruciating. Some people don’t experience wisdom tooth pain at all, but in most cases, dentists will recommend that any erupting wisdom teeth be … Continued