“Third molars”, or wisdom teeth, are the last molars to come through in the gums. If there is room in the gums and there are no alignment problems, the wisdom teeth may be allowed to erupt naturally. However, when wisdom teeth become impacted due to lack of room or misplacement, they can cause a number of issues including pain, swelling, and stiffness, as well as orthodontic problems and more serious complications like cysts and tumours.
Dental surgery removes the wisdom teeth under local anaesthetic, then sutures the gum after the removal. Care must be taken after the procedure to prevent pain and infection, including at-home instructions and follow-up appointments.
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