Wisdom Teeth May Be Problematic for Your Smile
Problematic wisdom teeth are a common oral problem for many teens and young adults. The last set of molars to erupt, wisdom teeth (third molars) are often partially or fully impacted, or trapped within the bone or gum and unable to erupt properly. Such malpositioning may also cause pain, swelling, bone loss and damage to adjacent teeth, among other concerns. Wisdom teeth typically begin the eruption phase in the mid-teen to early adult years. This is the most ideal time to perform wisdom teeth extractions, as patients in this age group tend to experience faster healing and recovery.