Some wisdom teeth don’t cause any problems at all and if so they are better left alone. Some common problems wisdom teeth can cause are:
- Infection and pain in the gums
- Crowding of teeth
- Formation of cyst
- Damage to nearby molar
Your dentist will assess your wisdom teeth by an intra oral exam, x-ray and a medical history recording, which are all necessary to determine the problem.
In some instances a wisdom tooth may settle down after it has fully erupted or after a few weeks.
In other circumstances the tooth or teeth may require removal, either by your dentist or by a specialist. This can only be determined by your dentist after a comprehensive assessment of the situation has been done and if you are experiencing pain you should call for an appointment right away.