Wisdom teeth also known as, third molars, typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. Most children should be evaluated by age 16. Removal of these is common because most mouths are too small to fit these extra teeth, and they can also cause problems for other teeth. Surgery to remove wisdom teeth is typically the best course of action. If a wisdom tooth has fully erupted through the gum, a standard tooth extraction is performed. If the tooth has not erupted through the gum, an impacted tooth extraction method is used. Here at Preston Family Dentistry, we offer IV sedation and the extractions performed by an oral surgeon.