Wisdom teeth are a set of molars that do not begin to appear until adolescence. For many people, wisdom teeth surface around the age of 18. Wisdom teeth removal near San Jose is quite common, largely due to the number of problems associated with wisdom teeth. In most cases, there is not enough room in the mouth for wisdom teeth to surface without being impacted or causing problems to existing teeth.
When wisdom teeth are impacted, it means that they are growing in side-ways or at an angle. This can cause a great deal of pain, in addition to infection and gum disease. Most dentists will recommend wisdom teeth removal to prevent complications. However, in some cases, wisdom teeth may be used as an alternative to dental implants when there are missing teeth. Once teeth are extracted, orthodontics can be used to shift remaining teeth in place, allowing for wisdom teeth to grow in without any issues.