Wisdom Teeth

This is the generic term for the set of 3rd molars. These “wisdom teeth” may or may not have to be removed. Factors such as decay, inability to keep them clean or not enough room in the arch for them to erupt normally, can all be reasons for extraction of these teeth.  After extractions there are instructions you must follow that will be given to you by the dentist.  Your teeth should start to feel better after 48 hours.  Using ice and pressure as recommended by your dentist should help to keep the swelling down.  If you have any questions you should call your dentist.