In our late to teens to early 20s, our final group of teeth start to come through (“erupt”) into the mouth. These are our third molars – most commonly known as “wisdom teeth”.
While some people experience little to no problems with the growth and eruption of these teeth, commonly wisdom teeth may cause:
- Pain and discomfort as they erupt
- Gum inflammation, infection and disease
- Difficulty with oral hygiene due to their position at the back of the mouth
- Problems for the teeth around them
- Any of the above problems if impacted, as well as bone and root resorption
Commonly, wisdom teeth are considered extra and unnecessary teeth; so, it is likely that you will be recommended they be removed if they are not fully functional.
To find out more about wisdom teeth and the options available to you, contact us today.