Wisdom teeth, or "third molars," are a valuable asset to the mouth when they are healthy and properly positioned.
They usually emerge in the back of the mouth between the ages of 16-20. Often, however, they cause problems and require removal. When the jaw isn't large enough to accommodate wisdom teeth, which are located on each side of the jaw, they can become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth may grow sideways, emerge only part way through the gum or remain trapped beneath the gum and bone.
If you are in need of a wisdom teeth extraction, our team at The Dentist in Newark will go over the details of the procedure and help you understand what to expect so you can feel confident and at ease.