Wisdom teeth are types of molars found in the very back of your mouth. These teeth usually appear in late teens or early twenties but may become impacted, due to lack of room in the jaw or angle of entry.
When a wisdom tooth is impacted, it may need to be removed because they are difficult to clean and are susceptible to tooth decay, recurring infections, and even gum disease.
Once your wisdom teeth have been extracted, the healing process begins. Healing time varies depending on the degree of difficulty related to the extraction. Your dentist will let you know what to expect and will provide instructions for a comfortable, efficient healing process.