What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars in the very back of your mouth.
Should they be removed?
They may not need to be removed if they are:
- Grown in completely (fully erupted)
- Positioned correctly and biting properly with their opposing teethhalitosis)
- Able to be cleaned as part of daily hygiene practices
Many times, however, wisdom teeth don’t have room to grow properly and can cause problems. Erupting wisdom teeth can grow at various angles in the jaw, sometimes even horizontally.