Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth or third molars are the last teeth in one’s mouth to develop. They form in the back of the mouth behind the twelve year molars and should come in between the ages of 18 and 25. They often cause pressure, headaches and even infections among other symptoms. It’s best to monitor wisdom teeth and any potential symptoms that may arrive.

If wisdom teeth do not come in on their own they are considered impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth have been associated with causing pressure to the adjacent teeth resulting in late developmental crowding. Recent research has demonstrated less relationship between formation of wisdom teeth and late developmental crowding.  Occasionally, in conjunction with the general dentist or specialist oral surgeon we will advise removal of impacted or potentially impacted wisdom teeth.