Wisdom teeth can sometimes cause problems especially in young adults because they are piercing through the gum tissue. it can cause a lot of discomfort. wisdom teeth are categorized in that they are fully bony impacted in which they would need to see an oral surgeon to remove it. Some times the wisdom teeth are soft tissue impacted or partially impacted meaning they are out of the bone but covered up by gum tissue. again, based upon the tissue impaction, it may need to go to an oral surgeon for removal. When the tooth is fully erupted and functioning, it is a normal tooth. With any teeth, they can get cavities and bone loss. if severe, then the wisdom teeth needs to be extracted which can be done in the office if conditions are right.
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