Wisdom Teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens and early twenties. When these teeth are aligned correctly and healthy, they can be a part of a healthy mouth. However, most wisdom teeth are misaligned and need to be removed.
Your dentist may recommend removal of your wisdom teeth if there are signs of pain, infections, damage to adjacent teeth, gum disease, tooth decay or cysts. Your dentist may also recommend removing your wisdom teeth without any of these systems in order to avoid a more difficult procedure later on.
A typical surgery to remove wisdom teeth requires sedation and may lead to facial swelling and bleeding for a few days afterwards. There are two potential complications that can happen after surgery: dry socket and paresthesia.