Interestingly most people don’t have all four of the their wisdom teeth.

Wisdom theeth

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars, which some people between the ages of 18 and 25 develop.

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About This Condition

Most people’s jaws are fully grown by the age of 18 often their may not have enough room to emerge into the mouth.

If wisdom teeth do not erupt into their correct position in the mouth then they can become impacted and cause the following:

  • Partially covered by gum which can be a food trap and become inflamed and painful
  • Pain in the jaw whilst trying to erupt
  • Increased tooth decay as cleaning can be harder
  • Develop cysts around them
  • They can become severely infected causing facial swelling and a fever

If you experience any of the above, then we would recommend that the best clinician to see would be our Oral Surgeons for a consultation. They follow the NICE UK regulations which would guide them in providing you with the best possible options.

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