Wisdom tooth extractions are among the most common procedures that are performed by dental surgeons. While a healthy wisdom tooth will cause no oral health problems, a wisdom tooth that fails to properly erupt may result in a trip to the emergency dentist. When your wisdom teeth are growing in, they may fail to emerge completely.
The pocket around the partially formed tooth can become a breeding ground for infectious bacteria. If the wisdom teeth are left in the jaw, they may begin to develop a serious infection. The staff at Silverlake Dental Center can assist you in removing your painful wisdom teeth. For more information about knowing when to have your wisdom teeth removed, check out this video from American Dental Association (ADA).