Wisdom teeth, also known as 3rd Molars, are the last adult teeth in the mouth to develop, usually around age 18. Often there is not enough space for these teeth, even after the completion of bone growth and development, or they may be growing in at an odd angle. As a result, they may become partially or fully impacted within the bone.
Over time these trapped teeth can develop problems and affect other teeth and tissues in the mouth. Some people may never experience problems with their wisdom teeth, while others will require that they be removed.
If there is not enough space for your wisdom teeth, we will likely recommend having them removed. Your dentist can help you with everything from preparation to aftercare and recovery.