Many teens and adults are faced with the challenge of a mouth that is too small to accommodate wisdom teeth. Technically known as third molars, the wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop in the mouth and these teeth are especially prone to a long list of complications.
Impactions Lead to Extractions
An extraction is the common recommendation when a wisdom tooth fails to erupt in a healthy position. Wisdom teeth are more likely than any other teeth to grow in sideways or partially emerge through the gums and many remain completely trapped under the gums or bone.