Wisdom teeth normally begin to appear when people are entering their 20's. Everyone is different, however. Some may begin to notice them when they are in their late teens and others may not have them until they are close to their 30's. Wisdom teeth usually start erupting long after all of a person's permanent teeth are already in place. The wisdom teeth are often larger than the other molars and may tend to cause crowding, which pushes other teeth out of alignment. This can lead to intense pain, broken or cracked teeth, and the inability to close the mouth properly.
Abscesses are a type of infection that can eventually lead to tooth loss and damage to the gum tissue if not taken care of immediately. An abscess occurs when the tissue covering an erupting tooth becomes infected or food becomes trapped between the teeth. Food that is trapped draws bacteria that can eventually attack the sensitive gum tissue. The lesion that forms can easily become infected and cause teeth to become loose. Abscesses involving the wisdom teeth are often the result of the sharp edges of the tooth cutting into the gums and causing an infection that eventually spreads to the area around the tooth.
Because wisdom teeth are located at the very back of the mouth, removing them will not cause a noticeable difference in a person's facial appearance. They will, however, push the teeth in front of them out of alignment, causing bite and jaw abnormalities. To correct these problems as well as the possible abscesses that may occur as a result, removing the wisdom teeth is often the most common choice. If the teeth have already erupted, they may be able to be pulled without much difficulty. If they are not visible or have become impacted, surgical removal may be required.
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