A wisdom tooth is a third molar that typically appears between the ages of 17 and 25. Most often, there is simply no room in a person’s jaw for these molars, and they may grow crooked or impacted, causing pain, inflammation, and infection.
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that develop in the back corners of the mouth between the ages of 17 to 25. Most people have four wisdom teeth, but it is possible to have no teeth or more than four. Wisdom teeth often cause problems such as crowding, impaction, and infection, which is why they are often removed.
When wisdom teeth don’t come in straight but emerge at the wrong angle, it is said to be impacted. This can cause pain, swelling, and even infection.
Impacted teeth are also prone to cavities and gum disease, as they are difficult to be cleaned like the other teeth. Impacted teeth can also push your other teeth out of alignment or cause them to shift, creating crookedness.
Wisdom teeth can cause several oral health issues if they’re not removed. This is why our dentists will always advise you to have them removed. Here are some of the issues that wisdom teeth can cause:
To know more about wisdom teeth extractions, call us at (833) 394-7366 and book an appointment with our dentist at 287 E. Hunt Hwy. #101, San Tan Valley, AZ 85143.