What Is Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to begin developing in the mouth. It’s not uncommon to first start noticing them on dental X-rays when a patient is about 16 to 17 years old. Unfortunately, most young adults don’t have enough room in their mouths to properly house wisdom teeth. This causes the teeth to become impacted, or stuck below the gums, which can cause issues with pain, inflammation, infection, and even damage to any surrounding teeth.
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Why Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Needed?
The reason it’s important to remove your wisdom teeth as early as possible is that they can become incredibly problematic when left in place. If the teeth are impacted, they can push against the surrounding teeth, damaging the roots and causing severe overcrowding in the mouth. When a wisdom tooth is able to come up through the gums, it may only partially erupt, causing problems with inflammation and infection.