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As a dentist in Pullyaup can explain, wisdom teeth are a third row of molars that humans no longer rely on. While healthy wisdom teeth pose no problems, wisdom teeth that do not fully erupt or grow in improperly can cause tooth decay and pain.

When wisdom teeth fail to erupt, an opening is created around the teeth, allowing bacteria to enter. This can lead to infection, pain, swelling, and tooth decay. If the wisdom tooth grows in sideways, it can become trapped in the gum, causing additional pain. In either case, a dentist will suggest wisdom tooth extraction. Wisdom tooth extraction is common in family dentistry. During the procedure, a dentist will simply remove your extra row of molars. If your wisdom teeth are growing in, discuss your options with your dentist. Watch this video to learn more.