What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Do you think it might be time to have your wisdom teeth removed? This can be an intimidating decision but for many young adults and teens, this procedure is necessary to maintain oral health.
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that come in, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. As adult teeth naturally only come with 32 slots, when the 32nd tooth arrives, there isn’t always enough room for it, causing what is known as “impaction.”
If left untreated, neglected, impacted wisdom teeth can lead to a variety of dental problems and even other issues like misalignment of other teeth. However, by having them removed, you could reap several oral health benefits!