Wisdom teeth are the third molars that typically emerge during adolescence or in the early twenties. They often become impacted because there isn’t enough space in the jaw for them to grow properly.
Despite their name, wisdom teeth, like younger siblings in the family, can have an impact on our oral health. Some complications of impacted wisdom teeth include:
Tooth decay (cavities) in adjacent teeth
Consult a dentist if you experience conditions such as swelling of the gums around the wisdom tooth, facial swelling, difficulty swallowing, or opening your mouth.
If you have wisdom teeth present, you can come to our clinic for further examination.