With age comes wisdom, but also wisdom teeth. Our mouths go through many changes over our lifetime, with one major milestone including the appearances of your third molars. Usually occurring between the ages of 17-21, properly aligned wisdom teeth can help you chew and contribute to your overall oral health.
What Happens When Problems Arise?
Wisdom teeth aren’t a bad thing, but they can (and often do) lead to other complications. One common issue is that there just isn’t room in your mouth for them to fit properly, often causing them to come in at an angle or in the wrong position. In other cases a wisdom tooth can become “impacted”, meaning it is trapped under your gums or in your jaw.