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  • The wisdom teeth grow at the back of your gums and are the last teeth to come through. Most people have 4 wisdom teeth (1 in each corner).

    Wisdom teeth usually grow through the gums during the late teens or early twenties. By this time, the other 28 adult teeth are usually in place, so there isn't always enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to grow properly.

    Because of the lack of space, wisdom teeth can sometimes emerge at an angle or get stuck and only partially emerge. Wisdom teeth that grow through like this are known as impacted.

    When to see a dentist

    You should make an appointment to see your dentist if your wisdom teeth are causing severe pain. They'll check your teeth and advise you whether they need to be removed.

    If your dentist thinks you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed, they'll usually carry out an X-ray of your mouth. This gives them a clearer view of the position of your teeth.

    As with any teeth problems, it's important to see your dentist as soon as possible, rather than waiting for your regular dental check-up.

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    Why are wisdom teeth removed?

    Your wisdom teeth don't usually need to be removed if they're impacted but aren't causing any problems. This is because there's no proven benefit of doing this and it carries the risk of complications.

    Sometimes, wisdom teeth that have become impacted or haven't fully broken through the surface of the gum can cause dental problems. Food and bacteria can get trapped around the edge of the wisdom teeth, causing a build-up of plaque, which can lead to:

    Tooth decay (dental caries)

    Gum disease (also called gingivitis or periodontal disease)

    Pericoronitis ??when plaque causes an infection of the soft tissue that surrounds the tooth

    Cellulitis ??a bacterial infection in the cheek, tongue or throat

    Abscess ??a collection of pus in your wisdom teeth or the surrounding tissue as a result of a bacterial infection

    Cysts and benign growths ??very rarely, a wisdom tooth that hasn't cut through the gum develops a cyst (a fluid-filled swelling)

    Many of these problems can be treated with antibiotics and antiseptic mouthwash. Wisdom teeth removal is usually recommended when other treatments haven't worked.

    Dental costs

    Dentists charge depending on the treatment required, unless you're under 18 or otherwise exempt from NHS charges. If hospital treatment is required, it will be provided through the NHS free of charge.

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