Normally appearing between the ages of 18 and 25, wisdom are the final teeth to fully develop. All people possess wisdom teeth, though many people will never notice their appearance. Some people will suffer from impacted wisdom teeth when there is not enough space in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to fit. When this occurs it will likely be necessary to visit your City of Leeds dentist to have the wisdom teeth removed.
Wisdom teeth become impacted in different ways depending on the angle at which they grow. Wisdom teeth growing forwards are referred to as mesial impactions. Vertical impaction is when the teeth attempt to grow upwards but are blocked by other teeth. And sideways growing teeth are called horizontal impactions. Distal impaction occurs when the wisdom tooth grows in the opposite direction to the teeth on either side. Your dentist will be able to diagnose which of these you may be suffering from, and will be able to operate in the appropriate way to fix the teeth.
The arrival of your wisdom teeth may be accompanied by some pain. Visit your dentist to check they are developing in the correct manner and they may be able to help with the pain. Having your wisdom teeth checked early means you and the dentist have a wider range of options in dealing with them. It may well be the case that there is enough room for the wisdom teeth and it is safe and healthy to let the teeth develop naturally.