Wisdom teeth are also known as our “third molars” that come in later than the rest of our adult teeth. While there was once a time in human history where we used these molars, that’s not the case anymore.
Not only do we not need them, but many people’s mouths don’t have room for them! In this case, our dental professionals may recommend a wisdom tooth extraction to surgically remove them. About 85 percent of people need to have their wisdom teeth extracted during their lifetime.
Some people don’t ever get wisdom teeth, but those who do will have between 1 and 4 of these extra molars. When there is not enough room for them to emerge to the surface, this is what’s known as impacted wisdom teeth.
Whether your wisdom teeth are impacted or not, they may still need to be extracted. Flagship Dental will evaluate the status of your wisdom teeth and determine if extraction is necessary.