Third molars are commonly referred to as ‘wisdom teeth’. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.’.
Do you need to remove them?
In the majority of the cases yes. But there’s a lot of things that come in play before that decisions can be made, for example (how much space do you have?, how close to the nerve they are?, the patients age, etc.) that’s why it is important to have a consultation before any procedure can be performed.
How much does it hurt after the extraction?
As we all know each patient has a different pain tolerance, so painwise it varies from patient to patient. After surgery we always provide our patient (if medical history allows us) with pain medication and severe pain medications.