Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last to erupt. There are four wisdom teeth, and they usually erupt between the age of 17 to 24. Your wisdom teeth may be present in your jaw bone, and because there is no space for them, they may not have erupted.
It is common for infections to grow due to wisdom teeth. If you are missing your wisdom teeth, you will not have to get much treatment done.
The lack of wisdom teeth does not affect the functions of your jaw or mouth. You can still chew your food. If you have pain and infection in your jaw, it may be because your wisdom tooth wants to erupt, but there may not be enough space for it to erupt. The wisdom tooth must find itself in a proper position because it is difficult to clean and difficult to treat; if it falls in the wrong location, it may cause pain and discomfort.
If your wisdom tooth has not fallen in place perfectly, you will find it difficult to chew, and you may start to have bad breath. If there is any decay or infection within your wisdom tooth, then it can be removed. However, do not permit the removal of the wisdom tooth without an important reason. According to the studies, only if there is any decay or nerve damage or the wisdom tooth has begun causing damage to other teeth should you go ahead and have it removed.
Wisdom teeth, if not looked after carefully, can become a reason for immense pain and illnesses. At Everest Dental Groups, we prioritize your comfort and care above all else. Feel free to call us at 346-316-1920 or book an appointment online.