Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and the gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. In most cases, the removal of teeth is performed under local anesthesia and nitrous oxide (laughing gas). Give Taylor Dentistry a call at 602-957-0075 to learn more about wisdom teeth removal in Phoenix, Arizona, and schedule your appointment with our dentist, Dr. Russell Taylor.