Wisdom Tooth Extractions
We always do our best to preserve healthy tooth structure. However, wisdom teeth may be the exception that makes the rule. Many patients do not have adequate space in their jaw line to accommodate this third set of molars that don’t erupt until the late teens or early twenties. The lack of jaw space can cause impaction (inability of the tooth to erupt), crowding, or even shifting teeth out of alignment. For these reasons, we may need to recommend wisdom tooth extraction.