Wisdom tooth extraction involves a surgeon surgically removing your wisdom teeth while you are under general anesthetic.
Wisdom teeth are commonly known as your third molars. Most people have four wisdom teeth, but some people may not have any.
You may be wondering why you need your wisdom teeth removed. It is important to have your wisdom teeth removed for the following reasons.
- Most people do not have room in their mouth for all of their teeth plus their wisdom teeth.
- Wisdom teeth can lead to infection.
- Your wisdom teeth can shift your teeth.
- Your wisdom teeth can lead to jaw pain.