Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars in the back of your mouth. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25, and they’re spotted on X-rays. Most people have them removed for one of these reasons:
Meet with an oral surgeon to talk about the procedure. At this appointment, be sure to discuss:
Your surgery should take 45 minutes or less.
There are several anesthesia options:
Your doctor may have to cut the gums or bone to remove the teeth. If so, they’ll stitch the wounds shut so they heal quickly. These stitches usually dissolve after a few days. Gauze pads are used to soak up some of the blood.