In ancient times, it was common for humans to lose several teeth during their lifetime, so wisdom teeth were needed to fill the space. The problem is that with modern dentistry, the loss of teeth is far less common and so there is no space for the wisdom teeth when they start to breach the surface.

Wisdom teeth nowadays risk disrupting the pattern of your teeth or trying to grow underneath other teeth because they have nowhere to go. They are prone to infection as well as swelling and pain, so extractions are required to remove them.

During an extraction, an incision is made in the gum and the tooth is pulled out. However, for some teeth, they need to be cut out in segments and removed piece by piece. Depending on how many wisdom teeth you have and your situation, wisdom teeth can be removed all at once or one at a time. Additionally, the patient can either be under a local anesthetic or completely out during the procedure.

The patient will receive painkillers following the procedure and will require a ride home.