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    Why Are They Wisdom Teeth?

    wisdom teethWisdom teeth in the wrong positions trap food particles between them and the other teeth. As a result, they attract and promote the growth of cavity causing bacteria.

    Key takeaways:

    • Wisdom teeth refer to the third set of molars that will appear between the ages of 17 and 21 years.
    • The appearance of wisdom teeth is linked to problems especially if there is no space for them to grow.
    •  Wisdom teeth are permanent teeth and may need to be removed if there is pain, infection, cysts, tooth decay, gum disease, and even for dental procedures such as insertion of braces.

    Wisdom teeth that are not removed should continue to be monitored because the potential for developing problems later on still exists. As people age, they are at greater risk for health problems—and that includes potential problems with their wisdom teeth.

    Read the full story here

    http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/w/wisdom-teeth

    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.

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