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Your third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, are vestigial remnants handed down through the genetics of our ancient ancestors. While they are no longer needed in modern life, they can still be extremely troublesome.

The wisdom teeth deep within your gum tissues start attempting emergence in late adolescence. This is rarely a comfortable experience. Typical symptoms include a dull ache, pain or a feeling of discomfort in the rear of the jaw.

Sometimes there simply isn’t enough room in the back of your mouth for a wisdom tooth to fully emerge. If the teeth become trapped or if they are turned at an unnatural angle, they might not ever be able to successfully emerge. These impacted wisdom teeth could even come to threaten the otherwise healthy roots of your rear molars.

In a situation like this, Dr. Nidal Obeid might recommend having the impacted wisdom tooth and any other pre-emergent teeth surgically extracted at Family Dental of Palatine.

This is an invasive treatment that can be performed in a single outpatient appointment. You will need to be sedated for your own comfort during the extraction. Afterward, you’ll need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home.

If you live in the Palatine, Illinois, area and you have wisdom teeth concerns, you should call 847-485-8767 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nidal Obeid.