We recommend wisdom teeth are removed in your late teens or early twenties to prevent the roots expanding. Waiting until adulthood can be risky and has a higher risk of complications.
Problematic wisdom teeth can affect your oral health and if left can cause:
Overcrowding and Misalignment:
Wisdom teeth may grow in odd directions affecting nearby teeth and forcing them out of alignment.
Erupted or partially erupted wisdom teeth can cause gum tissue irritation, potentially leading to tooth decay, gum inflammations, pain, and infection.
Cyst and Tumour Formation:
Impacted wisdom teeth (stuck in the jaw) have to be removed before the root begins to develop, otherwise there is a higher risk for cysts and tumours to form.