Wisdom teeth are the molars (back teeth/ last teeth), usually it comes out/erupts in the late teens or early 20s. There are normally two wisdom teeth in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw, but some people have less than four, or even none at all.
Wisdom Tooth Troubles
Common wisdom tooth problems which are typically encountered are the following:
Wisdom teeth are impacted. Because they’re so far back in your mouth, wisdom teeth may not come in normally. They can be trapped in your jawbone or gums, which can be painful.
Wisdom teeth come in at the wrong angle. They may press against your other teeth.
Mouth isn’t big enough. Your jaw has no room for an extra set of molars.
Crowded wisdom teeth in the upper jaw often lean sideways and rub against the cheek, cause ulcers on the cheek and chewing problems
Cavities or gum disease. Food and bacteria can get stuck between the wisdom tooth and the tooth next to it, leading to tooth decay and gum infections. You may not be able to reach your wisdom teeth with your toothbrush or dental floss.
Removal of wisdom teeth is common procedure & should be treated as soon as possible before the problem get worse.
If your wisdom teeth are likely to be difficult or complicated to remove, our dentist may refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon; any surgical or invasive procedures carry risks. Contact us and book an appointment to assess & manage your wisdom teeth.