Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Extraction of a wisdom tooth is sometimes indicated because it is impacted. When a tooth is impacted, it is more prone to develop an infection that can cause further damage to the bone and other surrounding tissues. It also can cause pain and destruction of the adjacent tooth because of difficulty in keeping the area clean if the tooth has partially erupted. It can also become a pathologic lesion because of the cystic nature of the tooth. It is best to see a dentist for an assessment on whether wisdom teeth have to be taken out.