Most people will experience some type of dental issue or another throughout their life, but not everyone is affected by their wisdom teeth in the same way, even though those molars are more likely than other teeth to not follow a typical eruption process.
Ever wonder why the doctors tell you that you can't use a straw after having your wisdom teeth (or any other teeth) removed? It's because of a condition most commonly known as "Dry Socket." Dry socket affects approximately two percent of people who have wisdom teeth extracted. Throbbing pain in the surgical area that lasts for two to four days is the primary indication that you have developed dry socket. Other common symptoms include an unpleasant taste in the mouth and persistent bad breath.