Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that erupt in the back corners of the upper and lower parts of a normal adult mouth. People may experience problems from wisdom teeth; in most cases, this is because the teeth erupt too close to existing permanent teeth, causing crowding, improper bites, and other problems.
Wisdom teeth can become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health. Symptoms are easy to spot: severe discomfort, inflammation, and infections.
It may be necessary to remove wisdom teeth to avoid future problems. In general, the lack of the four wisdom teeth does not hamper one’s ability to properly bite down, speak or eat.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may have an impacted wisdom tooth: