On the average, people find that their wisdom teeth emerge sometime between the ages of 16 and 25. Because all of the other teeth came in much earlier, the mouth is already full of teeth and they are set in their proper places in the jaw. When the new teeth come in at a much later date, they can cause a variety of problems. If the wisdom teeth Ogden patients have coming in are impacted, this means that they are growing sideways or into other teeth. If this is the case, then surgical removal becomes the only option, especially if they are causing inflammation, infection, and pain.
Another common need for removal Ogden patients have is when the teeth only partially emerge. This means that a portion of the tooth stays below the gum line, and the gums form a flap over it. Food particles can become trapped between the gum and the tooth in this area, which can lead to infection or inflammation. It may also be painful to bite in that area. Surgically removing the teeth may be the best solution in this case as well.
Because of the difficulty of the extraction of the wisdom teeth Ogden patients are anesthetized. Some dentists and patients alike prefer a local anesthesia, while others like using a general anesthesia. The type of anesthesia used will be dependent on the extent of the impaction. You will want to consult with your dentist or oral surgeon about what kind may work best in your particular case.