Wisdom teeth also known as third molars are the last teeth to erupt. Wisdom teeth may become a problem for you as they grow and develop in each corner of your mouth. Problems often develop gradually and can cause sudden and severe pain.
Not everyone has problems with their wisdom teeth. Factors that determine whether you will have problems include the size of your jaw and how your wisdom teeth grow in. There may be pain and swelling, or you may have no symptoms at all even though the other teeth in your mouth may be at risk of damage. In addition to actual pain, common problems caused by wisdom teeth can include gum disease, crowding, decay, poor position, and cysts.
Common reasons for removing wisdom teeth:
- Tooth decay
- Gum infection
- Poor oral hygiene
- Pressure pain
- Orthodontic reasons
- Cyst formation
Dr Tony Mavrokokki consults regularly at Hills Dental Group to deal with problems such as impacted wisdom teeth and minor oral surgery.