Surgery Including Extraction of Wisdom Teeth
Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.
In most cases there is not enough room in the jaw for a third set of molars, wisdom teeth often create dental issues for patients. If there is not enough room behind the second molars for the teeth to come through , they remain trapped below bone and tissue, or impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth and partially impacted wisdom teeth can become abscessed, infected and painful. Poorly located third molars can cause damage and decay in adjacent teeth. In some cases, cysts and bone destruction can occur which can cause issues for the patient and damage other teeth.
Some of the problems that can be caused by wisdom teeth are listed below:
- Wisdom Tooth pain and swelling
- Jaw pain
- Dental crowding
- Infection and abscess