Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth and are the teeth least needed for good oral health. Most people have four wisdom teeth that usually erupt through the gums in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes wisdom teeth remain trapped in the jawbone under the gums because there is insufficient room for them to erupt.
Wisdom teeth can cause gum disease, crowding or other damage to adjacent teeth, decay (due to the inability of your toothbrush to keep the area clean), and bone destroying cysts. Pain and swelling are the most common symptoms of problem wisdom teeth. Whether you have obvious symptoms or not, it is important to diagnose existing or potential problems caused by your wisdom teeth.
Ultimately, at one time or another, its been shown that 85% of all wisdom teeth are removed due to crowding, gum disease and cavities. If they are in, and there is room for them, these usually go on to develop large cavities, as cleaning them is challenging. Waiting to have them removed after your 30’s can go on to become more challenging with longer healing times. We urge you to do this in your teens and 20’s. Removal is the wisest decision for your health and well-being.
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