Extraction of wisdom teeth
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Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are the last teeth to develop in humans. They are located at the back of the mouth, behind the second molars. Their formation generally ends at the end of adolescence.
When an individual’s mouth is too small to allow the eruption of wisdom teeth, they will remain completely or partially impacted, that is to say embedded inside the jaw bone. This is an abnormal condition that often requires intervention to extract the tooth or facilitate its normal eruption.
These problems appear gradually from the moment the impacted tooth points in mouth and affects the adjacent teeth and gums.
When teeth are extracted in teens or early twenties, conditions for healing are more favorable and complications are fewer. This is why it is often best to assess the situation and intervene at that time. Other problems can also arise when wisdom teeth appear, especially when they do no « come out » completely, including:
- inflammation of nearby gums
- the development of cysts or benign tumors
It is better to consult before the development of your wisdom teeth causes damage or inconvenience.