For most people it is beneficial to have their wisdom teeth removed simply because there is no room for them in their mouth without creating crowding in their existing teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a myriad of problems, including gum disease, infection, decay, even tumors. To prevent potential problems, wisdom teeth are usually extracted at the first sign that they may be impacted. This may be done in our clinic under local anesthetic or under IV sedation. The patient is put to sleep under the care of a licensed CRNA while the dentist preforms the extractions.