Wisdom Teeth

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Last Updated: 04 May 2022

Wisdom teeth are the molars that come with last, usually in your very early 20s or late teens. Some wisdom teeth emerge without causing any problems, however in some cases, wisdom teeth come through at an angle and push into the gum or the tooth next to them. Food and germs can get stuck in between the wisdom tooth and the tooth next to it, leading to dental caries and gum tissue infections. Your oral wellness professional might advise that your wisdom teeth be removed if: there is not sufficient area in your mouth for your wisdom teeth to come via properly, getting rid of a tooth early might aid protect against a future issue; you are experiencing: pain; infection; damages to other teeth. Signs of periodontal infection triggered by wisdom teeth include: red, irritated gum near the wisdom tooth; swelling; pain; pus coming from the gum tissue; swollen and sore lymph nodes below the jaw; trouble opening the mouth and swallowing; fever; foul breath.

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