The last teeth in the mouth are known as wisdom teeth or third molars. They are completely formed at approximately 17 to 19 years of age. As wisdom teeth develop, they attempt to erupt into the oral cavity by the late teens or early twenties. Although many individuals live healthy lives with these molars in place, often these teeth become trapped beneath the gum line and behind the second molars because of the lack of space in the dental arch to allow them to erupt normally. When third molars do not erupt or are “locked” in the bone, they are referred to as “impacted.”
If you have wisdom teeth that are causing you trouble, it’s time to act. Consult MS Galiza Dental Clinic in Calgary today to get premier care and wisdom teeth removal to maximize your dental health.
The lack of eruption or partial eruption can cause these molars to produce various symptoms and issues that may require surgical attention. These include:
Pain and tenderness, especially when eating or when feeling the affected area with the tongue
An unpleasant taste and odour in the back of the mouth
Difficulty chewing food
Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
Swollen gum tissue
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