Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are teeth that develop during the teenage years. In many cases people do not have adequate space for the teeth to grow into the mouth properly. This can result in many problems including pain, infection, and damage to other teeth through the loss of supporting bone or formation of cavities. In rare circumstances different types of cysts or tumors can form from the follicle that surrounds an impacted wisdom tooth. To prevent these complications Dr. Baptist may recommend removal of your wisdom teeth. It is recommended that everyone has an evaluation of their wisdom teeth before the age of twenty-five.
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