Impacted Wisdom Teeth
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 541-545
AbstractThe incidence of impacted wisdom teeth is high, with people aged between 20 to 30 years having at least one impacted third molar. Impacted wisdom teeth occur because of a lack of space, obstruction, or abnormal position, and can cause inflammatory dental disease manifested by pain and swelling of infected teeth and may destroy adjacent teeth and bone. Wisdom teeth likely become impacted because of a mismatch between the size of the teeth and the size of the jaw. Impacted wisdom teeth are classified by their direction of impaction, their depth compared to the biting surface of adjacent teeth and the amount of the tooth's crown that extends through gum tissue or bone.
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