The doctors and staff at Buttercup Dental routinely perform wisdom teeth extractions in our office with the comfort of IV sedation by a licensed doctor. Wisdom teeth are the final adult teeth to come in, generally erupting in the later teenage years. Although some patients may have adequate space for their wisdom teeth, many studies show a higher likelihood of tooth decay and gum disease, even with teeth that had enough room to come in. Many wisdom teeth do not erupt completely and can cause problems including swelling and pain. It is best to remove wisdom teeth during the teenage years before the roots are fully formed. Feel free to schedule an evaluation if you have futher questions about wisdom teeth.