Log in

Wisdom Teeth 

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth, are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. Wisdom teeth do not need to be removed if they are perfectly aligned and the surrounding tissue is healthy. Regrettably, this does not always occur. 

Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed? 

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly, and the gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. An Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon can assess the position of your wisdom teeth to predict if there will be any issues with the teeth.

Some issue that can occur with impacted wisdom teeth that aren't removed:

  • Infection
  • Cyst Formation 
  • Possible Crowding 
  • Damage to Adjacent Teeth

If you are experiencing any of these issues with your wisdom teeth you can contact your nearest Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons that Specialize in Wisdom Teeth

© Copyright 2020 (OSOMS) Ontario Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. All Rights Reserved. Web Design and Content Management by REM Web Solutions.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software