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
  • Cavities
  • Crowding of teeth
  • Ulcers
  • 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.