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do my wisdom teeth need to be removed?

January 19, 2016 1:24 pm Published by

Wisdom teeth usually do not push through the gums until people are in the late teens or twenties. They are usually the last teeth to come through the gums and often there is insufficient space remaining in the jaw to accommodate them. The teeth would then become wedged in or “impacted.” Some impacted wisdom teeth remain buried below the gums and cause no trouble, but others may cause severe problems, e.g. infection, decay, crowding and cyst development. If one (or more) of your wisdom teeth causes problems, your dentist may recommend that it be removed.

Removal of wisdom teeth is a common procedure. If your wisdom teeth are likely to be very difficult or complicated to remove, you may be referred to an oral & maxillofacial surgeon.

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