Wisdom teeth also known as third molars are usually the last teeth for a person to develop. A person may develop all 4 or none at all. In some cases, there in not enough space in the jaw for the wisdom teeth to come down easily through the gums, the wisdom teeth are then classified as impacted.
If impacted wisdom teeth are left untreated there are a number of problems that may arise
Although wisdom teeth are classified as impacted, this does not necessarily mean they will cause trouble. If your impacted wisdom teeth do begin to cause trouble this is when your dentist may advised to have those teeth removed. This may be advised due to the following reasons:
If the wisdom tooth removal is suspected to be complex or a complicated procedure, you may be referred an oral surgeon.