Health Tip: Are Wisdom Teeth Causing Problems?

Health Tip: Are Wisdom Teeth Causing Problems?

Health Tip: Are Wisdom Teeth Causing Problems?

Signs you should have them removed

(HealthDay News) -- Wisdom teeth typically emerge in a person's late teens or early 20s, and may cause big problems.

The Mouthhealthy.org website recommends having wisdom teeth removed if you develop:

  • Pain in the back of the mouth.
  • Decaying wisdom teeth that cannot be remedied.
  • Mouth infections tied to wisdom teeth.
  • Tumors or cysts forming near wisdom teeth.
  • Gum disease near wisdom teeth.
  • Damage to nearby teeth.
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