What are wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth are the third molars, which usually emerge between the ages of 16 to 26, and they are located at the extreme of the dental arch, both in the upper and lower jaw. These teeth are inherited from our ancestors and currently have no special function. In some cases, these teeth never come out, and sometimes they can also come out without causing problems like the rest of the molars.
The problem with the wisdom teeth is that they grow in the furthest back of the oral cavity, so it is quite common that these teeth lack the necessary space to grow comfortably, which can have several consequences. If the wisdom teeth don’t have enough space to grow out, they can displace the rest of the teeth and cause damage, while also affecting occlusion and the appearance of your denture; These cases are called impacted wisdom tooth and can be symptomatic or asymptomatic.
On the other hand, wisdom teeth can fully erupt, but being so far into the mouth, it’s very hard to brush them properly, so the plaque, tartar, and bacteria build-up, creating a rich environment for cavities.