Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction | Joplin MO

Why do Wisdom Teeth Need Removed?

Wisdom teeth are more prone to problems during their eruption (breaking through the gum tissue) than other teeth. Since wisdom teeth are the last to erupt — usually between the ages of 17 and 21 — there often is little room left in the mouth. As a result, your dentist may determine that extraction is necessary. Your dentist will perform x-rays and an exam to understand how your wisdom teeth are growing and whether or not extraction is necessary.