Wisdom teeth are the third molars found at the back of the mouth. They are typically the slowest to develop of all the teeth and can appear at any time from 16-24 (though some people fall outside this range!)
Not everyone has wisdom teeth! Some people are lucky enough to be born without them – or have less than the four in total.
I found this video on YouTube showing a simple removal of a mildly (soft tissue only it looks like) impacted wisdom teeth. Awesome of the dentist to share this with the world!
WARNING: This is day to day for us but is a little graphic for those not used to medical procedures!
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Video
Wisdom teeth impactions can cause multiple problems, such as pain, infection, swelling, decay and loss of the neighboring teeth. We generally advise the preventative removal of impacted wisdom teeth before any of these problems can arise. Wisdom teeth become impacted when there is not enough space in the jaws. If addressed early, we can potentially stimulate growth of the jaws. Wisdom teeth removal is best done by a specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who can preserve the neighboring teeth and repair the jaw in the surrounding areas.
From the awesome YouTube account of Paul Coceancig (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpjEitx8An2cm7cv5r3K22Q)
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