WISDOM TEETH, also known as thrid molars, are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth. This generallyoccurs between the ages of 17 and 25 years, a time of life that has been called ” Age of Wisdom”
Teeth problem associated with wisdom tooth
1.The impacted wisdom teeth may cause pain as they press the other teeth in other case the impacted tooth may damage the tooth next to it or the gums around the wisdom tooth can became infected and quite painful .
2. A wisdom youth might also erupt only partially if it gets stuck just when going through the gumline. In the case, food plaque and bacteria can become trapped under the flap of gum covering part of tooth, causing infections
3. Wisdom teeth problem also occur when they do not come in straight sometimes they erupt facing the wrong direction and causing irritation on the check , tongue or other part of the mouth .
4. Wisdom tooth may cause crowding in other teeth.
5. More serious problems may occur of the sac surrounding the impacted tooth becomes filled with fluid and enlarges to form a cyst.
Symptoms related to problems of wisdom teeth Gum disease and decay of the wisdom tooth.
- Swelling and infection in the jaw.
- Pain and stiffness in the jaw.
- Crowding of the teeth.
If any of these symptoms are present a dentist can diagnose the problem by examining the tooth and doing and x-ray. If the dentist finds that there is problems, he will usually recommend the wisdom teeth removal.
Why do we even have wisdom teeth?
Dentists say wisdom teeth are apparently a vestigial organ that is one that isn,t very useful now but played an important role in the body in eons past. The diets of our prehistoric ancestors contained much more coarse food, which resulted in a larger, more developed jaw with more room for third molars.
If the jaw is not large enough to accommodate all the teeth that are growing in the teeth will not be able to come through the gums as they get stuck, most often against the teeth that are unable to erupt properly, trapped beneath the gum tissue by other teeth or bone, are called impacted wisdom teeth.
How are wisdom teeth removed?
This depends on how deeply embedded in the jawbone your wisdom teeth are some impacted teeth are blocked.