Are you suffering a dull but persistent pain toward the back of your jaw? If so, and if you have not yet had your wisdom teeth taken out, then they are likely to blame. The average person simply does not have enough room for them in their mouth, a fact that can lead to numerous painful complications. At New Haven Dental Group, we are able to perform safe and effective wisdom tooth extractions right here in our Branford dental office, saving our patients from having to visit an expensive specialist.
According to the prevailing theory among scientists, we have wisdom teeth due to the extremely rough diet of our caveman ancestors. They needed an extra set of molars — the wisdom teeth. They are usually the last to erupt, normally appearing when a person is in their late teens or early twenties. As cooking techniques have improved and food has become easier to eat, the human jaw has become smaller throughout the generations, meaning that wisdom teeth literally do not fit in most people’s mouths. This leads them to cause various problems as they struggle to come in, including pain, teeth crowding, and even infection. Our team always keeps an eye on these teeth during routine exams so we can hopefully remove them before they cause any serious issues.