What is
'Wisdom Tooth'?

What is 'Wisdom Tooth'?

Wisdom teeth are third molars. They are the last to appear or erupt at the back of your mouth. They usually appear when you are between 17 and 25 years old, the so-called years of attaining wisdom. However, wisdom teeth may also appear many years later in adult life.

Why Do I Need to Remove My Wisdom Tooth?

Reasons to remove wisdom tooth

Why Do I Need to Remove My Wisdom Tooth?

Wisdom teeth can lead to problems if there is no space for them to surface or erupt in the wrong position.
Your wisdom teeth may also be impacted, which means they are trapped in your jaw or under your gums. They are difficult to clean, act as food trap and will lead to the following problems:
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Your dentist may recommend removal of wisdom teeth as part of treatment for braces or other dental treatment. Wisdom teeth may also need to be removed surgically by the dentist when there is evidence of the following symptoms:
  • Wisdom tooth infection
    Infection
  • Wisdom tooth symptoms
    Erosion Cavity
  • Crowding
  • Cysts

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