Impacted Tooth Surgery

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, usually erupt when a person is between 17 and 24 years old. Impacted wisdom teeth occur when one or more of your third molars have no room to enter the arch, are misaligned, or are growing at an angle that keeps them from fully erupting.

You might think that while they’re hidden under the surface of your gums, wisdom teeth are safe from disease and can do little harm. Unfortunately that is not the case. Third molars can get cavities, abscesses, gum disease, cysts and can damage adjacent teeth when they are impacted. As a preventative measure, many people have their wisdom teeth removed before these problems arise.