Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove or extract one or more wisdom teeth — Usually, wisdom teeth start growing at 17 years old. Your wisdom teeth are the four permanent adult teeth located at the back corners of your mouth on the top and bottom.
If your wisdom tooth does not have room to grow, the tooth may grow vertically, impacting the surrounding teeth, which is why we call these impacted wisdom teeth. An impacted tooth grows, causing pain, infection, or other dental problems, so you will need to have it pulled by your dentist. Dr. Rodriguez may remove the wisdom tooth at Delight Dental Smiles, but sometimes, an oral surgeon may be required depending on if your tooth is too close to the nerve. Dr. Rodgriguez, your coral springs dentist, will take panoramic or x-rays of your tooth and decide whether you need a referral to an oral surgeon.
Most dentists and oral surgeons recommend wisdom tooth extraction to prevent potential future problems even if the wisdom teeth are not currently causing problems.