Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the third molars in adult dentition. They usually erupt between 18-25 yrs of age which is when most patients require wisdom tooth removal. Due to the lack of space in some people’s mouth, wisdom teeth can erupt at a bad angle – Mesio Angular ( Leaning forward ) Disto Angular ( leaning backward ), Horizontal (completely flat), Vertical (locked upright). They can also be tilted Buccally (outward) or Lingually (inward).
As the wisdom teeth try to erupt through the gums at a bad angle, it is usually accompanied by pain and inflammation. Early detection, space evaluation, diagnosis and wisdom teeth removal may help patients avoid this experience.