Why do I need treatment?

October 9, 2019

An impacted wisdom tooth can cause a number of problems that mean the tooth is best removed. Most commonly these are:

  • Repeated attacks of infection in the gums surrounding the tooth. This leads to pain and swelling
  • Food packing which causes decay in either the wisdom tooth or the tooth in front.
  • Cysts can form around the wisdom tooth if it does not come into the mouth properly. A cyst occurs when fluid fills the sack that normally surrounds a developing wisdom tooth.
  • Removal to facilitate other forms of maxillofacial surgery.

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Nicholas Lee: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Sheffield UK