Wisdom teeth are the third molars located in the back of your mouth and come in after all your other adult teeth have fully formed. Often, there isn’t enough room left for these teeth and they can cause you discomfort and pain.
Sometimes, when these excess molars can’t grow in properly they can become impacted. This means the tooth begins to grow in at an angle and can damage the gums and surrounding teeth. If caught early enough, an impacted wisdom tooth can be removed before it begins to cause you serious pain, including severe headaches.
Your dentist will asses your wisdom teeth as they grow and determine if they need to be extracted. If extraction is necessary, either local or general anesthesia will be used depending on the complexity of the case. You will be prescribed pain killers for after the surgery and fully advised on all the necessary care instructions.