Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure that removes one or more wisdom teeth. If your wisdom tooth doesn't have enough room to grow or has other problems resulting in pain, infection or other dental problems, you'll probably need to have it extracted.
Third molars (wisdom teeth) are usually the last four of 32 teeth to erupt in the mouth, generally making their appearance between the ages of 17 to 25. In most cases, inadequate space in the mouth does not allow the wisdom teeth to erupt properly and become fully functional. When this happens, the tooth can become impacted (stuck) in an undesirable or potentially harmful position. If left untreated, impacted wisdom teeth can contribute to infection, damage to other teeth, and possibly cysts or tumors.
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