Wisdom teeth are the four permanent teeth that develop lastly at the back of your mouth. They are usually developed when a person is in his/her late teen years or early twenties. Thus, they are named “Wisdom teeth” as that age is typically associated with acquiring maturity and wisdom. Most people have 32 permanent teeth but sometimes their jaws could be too small to accommodate the emerging wisdom teeth. They get impacted because of they have no adequate space to grow. When they don’t erupt completely, obviously they would be submerged in a small flap of gum tissue. And food particles, plaque and bacteria get trapped around them, causing the infection.
Also, it is difficult to reach the partially erupted teeth with a brush and floss. Hence, they cannot be cleaned properly and are often ignored. This condition promotes the growth of bacteria because of the accumulation of food, plaque and other debris. Thus, wisdom teeth removal in Sydney has become one of the most common oral procedures.
When you have an infected wisdom tooth, you shall experience