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WISDOM TEETH

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The average mouth has thirty-two teeth, sixteen on top and sixteen on the bottom. If we have enough room in the jaw, the eruption of these teeth will be just a normal process of growing up. However, many people only have enough room for twenty-eight teeth and there is not enough room for these teeth to erupt properly so they become “impacted”. Wisdom teeth are considered impacted, or unable to erupt, when they have no place to go or grow. They may grow in sideways (which can destroy your second molar), only partially come through the gum causing a bacteria trap resulting in recurrent infections or remain trapped beneath the gum and bone forming fluid filled sac (cyst) or tumors that destroy the jaw or teeth surrounding this area.

Removal Of Wisdom Teeth At a Younger Age:


Early removal of wisdom teeth, around the age of 16 or 17,
can help you to avoid future problems because at a younger age:

  • .Tooth roots are not fully developed
  • .The surrounding bone is softer
  • .There is less chance of damaging nearby nerves or other structures
  • .There is less surgical risk
  • .Healing is generally faster

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