Wisdom teeth removal
A wisdom tooth or a third molar is an impacted tooth which gets blocked as it erupts or pushes through the gum into the mouth. They usually begin to come in between the age of 17-21 years. Usually there is no space left in the mouth to accommodate them so they get blocked .Hence they become tilted in the jaw or might come in sideways. They don't cause pain normally but, when they push through the gum, the gum flap swells and gets infected causing pain on that side of the face, ear or to the adjacent teeth. Sometimes the infection may spread to the neck and throat regions if left untreated. The wisdom tooth may have cavities and because of their peculiar position might cause tooth decay and gum diseases.