Wisdom teeth are a frequent problem for most people. Being the last tooth to develop and emerge from the mouth (normally between 18 to 24 years of age), wisdom teeth tend to have not enough room to erupt in the jaws which can cause them to be impacted.
An impacted tooth means that the path of eruption of the tooth is blocked by another tooth or bone which therefore prevents it from assuming a normal position in the mouth. Wisdom tooth impaction is not a disease but is considered an abnormal state. Continue reading