Removal of Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to appear in the mouth. When they line up properly and the gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not usually happen. The removal of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. The teeth may come in sideways, or partially surface from the gum, and some even remain trapped underneath the gum and bone. Poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause many problems; infection, move or disrupt alignment of teeth, can even destroy bone or healthy teeth. Removing the offending impacted tooth or teeth usually resolves these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid such future concerns.

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