Everything you need to know about wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop and they appear in the mouth between 17 and 25 years old, during the “age of wisdom.” When a tooth does not fully emerge in the mouth and does not have the potential to do so, it is called an impacted tooth.
In general, impacted teeth are unable to fully erupt because there is not enough room in the mouth.
Problems associated with impacted teeth:
- Crowding of teeth
- Receding gums
- Tooth decay
- Damaging adjacent teeth or roots
- Pain and infection
- Cyst formation and pathology of the jawbone that can damage nerves and adjacent teeth.