Patients frequently ask about wisdom teeth. It seems like the only time anyone notices those four extra molars is when they are causing trouble. When suffering from wisdom teeth pain, most people wonder why they even have them. Here are some of my answers as to why we have them, what they do, and how did they get that name?
In my practice, I frequently refer patients to an oral surgeon for extractions. For example, oral surgeons commonly remove impacted wisdom teeth and perform the surgical aspect of a dental implant procedure. But oral surgeons, also known as maxillofacial surgeons, are also trained to perform surgery on the mouth and jaw.