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Wisdom teeth usually come in between the ages of 17 – 21 years of age. Often there is not enough space for them to erupt resulting in impaction. Impacted wisdom teeth may be erupting sideways, angled, partially or not at all. This can cause significant infection around the wisdom tooth which can spread to neighbouring teeth that can eventually result in their loss. Impacted wisdom teeth can also result in the formation of cysts in the jaws. Wisdom teeth being right at the back of the mouth can be difficult to keep clean resulting in increased chance of gum disease and tooth decay.
Many people have enough room to keep their wisdom teeth however let us have a look.