Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal & Extraction

The third molars, which are commonly called the wisdom teeth, are typically the last teeth to come in. Because they are the last to erupt, there is often not enough room for the wisdom teeth to grow in as they should. When there is not sufficient space for the wisdom teeth, they may become impacted (unable to fully break through the gum tissues and jawbone) or grow in at an incorrect angle.

woman with forceps in her mouth during emergency dental care

Wisdom teeth that do not erupt as they should can lead to several dental problems, such as:

Disturbance of the natural tooth alignment or orthodontic treatment

Damage to the neighbouring teeth

Tooth decay

Infection and inflammation in the gums and other tissues

The formation of cysts

Damage to the jawbone

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