A normal person can usually hold 32 teeth without problems but those with smaller jaws can experience excruciating pain when a new tooth started to grow. The irregularities and pain brought about by wisdom tooth can be resolved through a surgery called wisdom teeth removal.
Wisdom teeth can affect the development of other teeth. It can result to impacted molars or coming sideways so extraction becomes necessary. Impacted wisdom teeth are categorized according to mesioangular impaction, vertical impaction, distoangular impaction and horizontal impaction. Impacted wisdom teeth can also be completely encased in a jawbone thus making the removal more difficult. So far, the wisdom tooth in the upper jaw is the most difficult to extract and the one in the lower jaw is the easiest to extract.
Before wisdom teeth removal, the patient should take anesthesia because the process can be painful and can take longer. Wisdom teeth removal is not only to give space for crowded teeth but is also one way to prevent infection from building up and spreading inside the mouth.