Wisdom teeth are the third molars in the mouth, and will generally come through between the age of 18-25 years old. However, due to a lack of space, wisdom teeth are commonly stuck, or wedged under the adjacent tooth.
Consequences of impacted wisdom teeth:
Impacted wisdom teeth will generally have no room to come through. As a result of being wedged against the tooth in front, consequences of no treatment can include:
Pushing against the surrounding teeth, potentially causing more damage and further tooth loss
Our dentists at Emerald Dental Care will advise if your wisdom teeth will require removal. If we suspect the procedure to be complex, a referral to the oral surgeon may be required.