Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the final teeth to emerge. Their place is at the back of the mouth behind your other two molars. Wisdom teeth come in generally between the ages of 17 to 25. Some people never develop wisdom teeth; others emerge healthily, causing no complications. Often, however, wisdom teeth need to be removed due to the impact they have on your gums, tooth alignment, or jawbone.
It’s our priority at Summit View Dental Centre to practice preventative dental care. Wisdom teeth may affect your oral health adversely, causing dental complications later in life such as tooth decay, infection, bone loss, gum disease and cyst formation. If our x-rays reveal abnormalities in the progression of growth of your wisdom teeth, we may recommend an extraction for your overall oral health.