Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars which typically appear in a person's late teens or early twenties. Given their delayed arrival, these four molars can likely cause crowding in your mouth, forcing your other teeth to shift. This is arguably the main reason why most dentists recommend the surgical removal of wisdom tooth.
When prescribed and administered appropriately, opioid analgesic drugs can be used to effectively treat post-oral surgical pain. At Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our surgeons have historically exercised sound professional judgement and, in good faith, prescribed opioid drugs, such as hydrocodone, to manage such pain. However, as with most medications, opioids have risks and side effects with a potential for misuse and addiction.