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Impacted Wisdom Teeth

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.

What are the consequences of impacted wisdom teeth? + -

If impacted wisdom teeth are left untreated

there are a number of problems that may arise.

Such as:

  • Infection
  • Pushing and damaging nearby teeth
  • Pain
  • Ulceration
  • Food trap
  • cysts

When to remove wisdom teeth? + -

Although wisdom teeth are classified asimpacted

,this does not necessarilymean they will cause

trouble. If your wisdom teeth do begin to cause

trouble this is when your dentist may advised to

have them removed. This may be advised due

to the following reasons:

  • The tooth is causing swelling or inflammation
  • Compromising other teeth
  • The tooth is causing pain
  • There is simply not enough room

If the wisdom tooth removal is suspected to be a difficult or a complicated procedure, you may be referred an oral surgeon.

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