- Wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth (or third molars as they are sometimes called) can be a problem when the jaw doesn’t have enough room to accommodate them. They may fail to grow into their proper positions or may grow only part way above the gums. When this happens the teeth are referred to as impacted.
Impacted teeth are difficult to clean and can be the source of decay because bacteria grows around them. They may also push your other teeth out of alignment, which harms your ability to chew properly. We usually recommend the removal of your wisdom teeth to help resolve all of these problems.