Wisdom teeth are a type of molar. Molars are the chewing teeth found furthest in the back of the mouth. These teeth come in usually during a person’s late teens or early twenties. Typically a person will have four wisdom teeth. While some don’t have issues with their wisdom teeth, typically wisdom teeth can cause issues in the mouth. Due to their large size, they can take up too much space and push the other teeth forward. This can cause teeth not to be aligned properly in addition to a great deal of discomfort. Wisdom often keep the back teeth from being cleaned properly causing cavities in the back teeth. That’s why it is very important to consult a dentist about whether or not your wisdom teeth need to be removed.
What are Impacted wisdom teeth?
Impacted refers to a tooth that has failed to emerge fully into its expected position. The failure to erupt properly might occur because there is not enough room in a person’s jaw to accommodate the tooth, or because the angulation of the tooth is improper. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a great deal of pain as well as infection and damage to other teeth.
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