Third molars, also known as wisdom molars, are the last to erupt and the furthest back teeth in the mouth. They tend to come out between 16 and 25 years of age. In Prisma, oral surgery to remove wisdom teeth is a standard practice. Although the wisdom teeth may not always hurt, it is removed for preventive reasons. The teeth may be stuck or impacted, preventing it erupting properly into your mouth. Maybe your mouth is too small to make room for them, or the teeth could be growing at an angle to other teeth. They can damage the tooth next door if they push up against it.
When wisdom molar surgery is needed?
- If wisdom teeth cause problems or the X-rays show they might, they need to come out.
- If there is a risk of damaging other teeth. An extra set of molars can move other teeth and cause jaw, bite or tooth pain.
- If a cyst is present or there is a risk of cyst. Cysts are found in new teeth, they may hollow out your jaw and damage nerves.
- Inefficient cleaning can cause swollen gums. Wisdom teeth are far back which difficult they’re cleaning properly.
- Cavities, very back teeth, sometimes not in the right position can translate to caries.
- Impacted wisdom teeth can misalign straightened teeth by braces, bridges, crowns, dentures and any type of dental work.