Are you feeling chronic pain towards the back of your jaw? If you still have your wisdom teeth, then they are the likely culprit. They usually start to come in around the late teens or early twenties, and unfortunately, most people simply don’t have enough room for them in their mouth. This can lead to lingering discomfort, overcrowding, and even higher risks of infection as they struggle to erupt. Dr. Rattan is more than happy to remove them in the comfort of our Tracy dental office.
The wisdom teeth are your third set of molars, and they were very important to our caveman ancestors whose diet mostly consisted of tough roots and meats. Back then, the other molars would usually wear out, and the wisdom teeth would replace them. However, as cooking methods have improved and food has become easier to chew over the millennia, they became unnecessary, and the human jaw actually shrank. This is why most people are unable to fit them in their mouth and they need to be removed more often than not to prevent harm and discomfort.