Wisdom tooth

Wisdom tooth

Wisdom teeth are the third molars at the very end of both sides of the jaw. They are also called wisdom teeth, as they are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth and usually erupt between the ages of 16 and 20. 

Since wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to erupt, your mouth may not have enough space for them. This can lead to wisdom teeth being impacted under the gum tissue or bone or next to another tooth. If the teeth are impacted, swelling may occur. Partially erupted or crooked wisdom teeth can also cause pain, crookedness, or disease.

 It is recommended to be examined between the ages of 16 and 19 for wisdom teeth, since the roots of wisdom teeth extracted before the age of twenty will be less developed and tooth extractions performed at this age may cause fewer complications. Removal of wisdom teeth due to crowding or impaction will not affect your oral health or the way you close your mouth in the future. 

Bagcilar Hospitadent 

Chief Physician Dt. OGUZ KARA