Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth usually around the late teens or early twenties.

Most adults have four wisdom teeth, but due to the small size of the mouth or other genetic factors, it is normal to have more, fewer, or even none at all.

If the presence of a wisdom tooth does not cause any discomfort to you it can be left untreated but most times wisdom teeth do not grow properly as jaws do not have room to accommodate wisdom teeth’s late arrival.

Due to this, the wisdom teeth become stuck underneath the gum line, resulting in “impacted wisdom teeth.” This can cause swelling, severe pain, and infection in the gums. As they try to erupt, wisdom teeth apply pressure on the adjacent teeth causing a shift in the existing teeth in your mouth.

When is Wisdom teeth extraction advised?

Pain or infection
Cysts or tumors
Gum infection around the wisdom tooth area
Tooth decay cannot be repaired by fillings or root canal treatment.
For effective orthodontic, restorative, or periodontal treatment (as the presence of a wisdom tooth might hinder a good outcome).

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