Why do wisdom teeth often need extracting?
Wisdom teeth don’t typically appear until after all or most of an adult’s teeth have come through, and sometimes there isn’t enough room for any more teeth. This impedes the growth of the wisdom teeth, and they can become impacted.
Impacted wisdom teeth can become infected or even damage the teeth next to them. If this happens, then our dentists may recommend that the wisdom teeth are removed. This is often carried out by a surgical procedure because wisdom teeth are often hard to access or under the gum line.