“I was Told I Need My Wisdom Teeth. What do You Think?”

Pain can result from retained wisdom teeth not just in the patient’s late teenage years or early twenties, but from the pressure of the erupting teeth which causes the classic wisdom tooth discomfort, but later in life – when this tooth that is so far back there and hard to clean becomes severely decayed or develops gum disease because it is next to impossible to practice good hygiene around some of them.  We use to leave wisdom teeth with enough room but now thoughts are changing if we identify potentially problematic wisdom teeth early.