Third molar, or wisdom tooth, pain can be tough for teens and young adults. If a patient is experiencing pain in the back of their jaw, we start with an evaluation for third molar extractions. From that evaulation, we'll be able to review the timing and findings with our patient and his or her parent. In the event that you need to plan your next wisdom tooth removal, give Dr. Patrick a call!
Third molars typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. While there are some rare cases where the mouth is actually large enough to accommodate extra third molars, this is often not the case. If your child starts to notice pain in the back of their mouth, there’s a possibility that their wisdom teeth are beginning to erupt or are creating pressure. In many cases, wisdom teeth can become trapped underneath existing teeth and gum tissue. This can dramatically increase the risk of oral infection developing. Wisdom teeth can also cause damage to adjacent teeth if not properly managed.