An Impacted Wisdom Tooth May Need Surgical Extraction

Nature initially intended for wisdom teeth to be included in the human complement of adult teeth. In the ancient past, our ancestors may have used these third molars to process tough foods and roots. However, the modern human mouth typically has little room to house these teeth, which can mean many problems and complications. Wisdom teeth characteristically begin to erupt... read more »

Pain from an Emergent Wisdom Tooth Can Be Alleviated with Extraction

Wisdom teeth start to erupt from the gums late in adolescence at some point after your son or daughter’s permanent molars emerge. As this starts to happen they might feel increased pain and pressure in the back of their mouth. This can also cause a persistent dull ache that feels like it’s in the jaw muscles around their temporomandibular joints.... read more »