Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are located in the back corners of the upper and lower jaw. Most people experience problems with their wisdom teeth, including bite misalignment and teeth crowding. Wisdom teeth that cause problems are often impacted. An impacted wisdom tooth can be very painful and harmful to your oral health. The symptoms of an impacted wisdom tooth include inflammation, pain, and infection.
Patients who are experiencing problems with their wisdom teeth should see our dentist immediately. She may recommend wisdom teeth removal, or oral surgery, to restore the health of your mouth. After the wisdom teeth have been removed, most patients are able to properly bite down, eat, and speak.