Impacted wisdom teeth are third molars at the back of the mouth that don’t have enough room to emerge or grow normally.
Wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth to come into the mouth (erupt). Most people have four wisdom teeth at the back of the mouth — two on the top, two on the bottom. Impacted wisdom teeth can result in pain, damage to other teeth and other dental problems. In some cases, impacted wisdom teeth may cause no apparent or immediate problems. But because they’re hard to clean, they may be more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease than other teeth are.
Impacted wisdom teeth that cause pain or other dental complications are usually removed. Dr Nairi Kureghian also recommend removing impacted wisdom teeth that don’t cause symptoms to prevent future problems.
Wisdom teeth are usually removed to correct a problem or to help avoid dental problems that may develop in the future cause by their eruption. Many patients that need to have their wisdom teeth removed experience:
Most wisdom teeth problems will occur between the ages of 15 to 25 and patients who have them removed earlier (in their late teens or early 20s) have an better time with the procedure since the wisdom teeth are easier to remove.
Removing your wisdom teeth will reduce your risk of:
If you would like to know more about wisdom teeth extraction or would to schedule an appointment with Dr Nairi Kureghian, feel free to contact out office. We will be able to give you the information you need after examining your current condition.