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What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth grow in the very back of your mouth and are notorious troublemakers. As a result, your family dentistry specialist in Newton may recommend having them removed. Watch this video to learn more.

Wisdom teeth frequently become impacted, which can damage the roots of the neighbouring teeth and the jaw that supports them. This can lead to tooth loss and make it difficult to place dental implants, as the bone may not be sufficient to hold them. If wisdom teeth partially erupt, they can trap bacteria and plaque and contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Your dentist may recommend wisdom teeth removal as a preventative measure, to prepare your mouth for cosmetic dentistry treatments, or to alleviate pain. Because you don’t need your wisdom teeth, you won’t need implants or other tooth replacements when they are gone.