The wisdom tooth develop at the back of your gums and are the last set of molars to come through. Many individuals have four wisdom teeth – one in each corner. Wisdom tooth extraction deals with swelling pain and discomfort. It is a natural part of the healing process.
The wisdom tooth is also known as third molars and they are the final set of molars that erupt. They usually come in the age of 16 to 20 years. By this time the 28 adult teeth take the complete space and there is usually no space left for the wisdom tooth to grow properly. Due to this, the wisdom teeth can sometimes emerge at an angle or get stuck and only partially emerge. There are times when wisdom teeth are impacted or are not fully broken through the gum surface and hence result in dental problems.
Food particles and germs get trapped around the edge of the wisdom teeth resulting in plaque that further results in decayed teeth and break away the teeth and can lead to: