Are you experiencing a dull but persistent pain toward the back of your jaw? If so, and if you have not yet had your wisdom teeth removed, then they are likely to blame. Every year, countless individuals get their wisdom teeth removed because the average person does not have enough room for them in their mouth. At New Haven Dental Group, we are able to perform safe and effective wisdom tooth extractions in our Woodbridge, CT dental office.
The prevailing theory is that due to the rough diet of our ancient ancestors, they needed an extra set of molars — the wisdom teeth. They are usually the last to come in, normally appearing in adolescence or early adulthood. As cooking techniques have improved and food has become easier to eat, the human jaw has become smaller over time, meaning that the wisdom teeth literally do not fit in most people’s mouths. Hence, they can cause various complications as they struggle to come in, including pain, crowding of the teeth, and even infections. Fortunately, our team is able to keep an eye on these teeth during routine exams. If we believe they are causing problems, or we believe they may do so in the future, we will recommend extraction.