Impacted wisdom teeth are the third molars found at the back side of the mouth which cannot find enough space to grow normally.
These teeth are the last ones that erupt in an adult. Most adults are found with four wisdom teeth out of which two are found on the top and two at the bottom.
A person may suffer immense pain when they have impacted wisdom teeth. Such teeth can also result into damage to other teeth and some other dental troubles. However, in some cases there are visible signs of a problem. Impacted teeth are not easy to reach hence making their hygiene problematic. This makes them more vulnerable to decay or gum diseases.
It is not necessary that impacted teeth always show up symptoms. But, if an impacted tooth becomes infected, it can cause damage or harm to other teeth and lead to dental problems. Some of the signs and symptoms that show up include:
Impacted wisdom teeth can be a cause of many dental problems like:
Teeth which cause infection and decay to other teeth in the mouth are usually removed by a surgery. If a person suffers from conditions that can increase the surgical risks, they may be asked to see an oral surgeon to have the best treatment possible.
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