Wisdom teeth are the teeth at the back of your mouth (the third molar teeth). In the late teens or twenties, they appear to come through (erupt). Some wisdom teeth do not come through completely (partly erupt) and get trapped against surrounding teeth or bone (or impacted). Sometimes this leaves a gum flap over your tooth. Others are rising too long (over erupt).
For one or more of the following reasons, a wisdom tooth may need to be removed.
- Repeated or serious gum infection
- Tooth Degradation
- A wisdom tooth may grow too far and damage the gum or cheek.
- To shift your jaw forward or backward, you may need an operation.
- Your tooth can be in a position that makes it hard to properly clean it.
- An orthodontist may need to make room for other teeth to shift backwards.
- You may have a cyst or other jaw issues around your tooth,
- Your tooth could be in the jaw fracture line