Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Most people start getting their third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, in their late teens or early 20s. However, in many instances, wisdom teeth become impacted, meaning they do not fully erupt through the gums into the mouth. This may occur because there is not enough room in the jaw for the teeth, because they grow in the wrong direction or are blocked by another tooth. As a result, the tooth can become trapped beneath the jawbone.
In the majority of cases, impacted teeth must be removed. Early removal in young adulthood, before problems begin, is recommended. Even if the teeth are not causing any bothersome symptoms, they can eventually lead to a number of problems,