Wisdom Teeth

wisdom-teeth-xray-at-beltran-periodontics-in-orlando-fl The last set of molars to erupt into the mouth are also known as ‘wisdom’ teeth because they usually appear between the ages of 17-25.   Due to insufficient space, many wisdom teeth cannot fully erupt and remain impacted under the gums.  This poses several potential problems such as pain, decay, infection, and gum issues for not only the wisdom teeth but also for adjacent teeth as well.  For these reasons, wisdom teeth are best removed in most cases.