1. Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties.
  2. When wisdom teeth are misaligned they may position themselves horizontally or be angled.
  3. Poor alignment of wisdom teeth can crowd or damage adjacent teeth ,the jaw bone or nerve.
  4. Wisdom teeth also can be impacted many times within the soft tissue or jawbone or only partially erupt through gum.
  5. Partial eruption allows an opening for bacteria to enter around the tooth and cause infection ,which results in pain ,swelling, jaw stiffness ,difficulty in mouth opening.
  6. Wisdom teeth do not always have to be removed.They are only extracted when they are impacted or causing other issues
  7. Not everyone actually has wisdom teeth. Some people have them beneath the gums, some people have one or two and some people don’t have any.
  8. The greatest of all myths is Wisdom teeth removal causes vision disturbances. No removing upper teeth or for that matter any teeth effects a persons eyesight. The nerves which supply eyes and teeth are different hence ,no interconnection.
  9. Through dental x-rays or routine check-ups dentist can keep a tab on the wisdom teeth. Unfortunately, it is not possible to predict way that wisdom teeth will erupt.
  10. Not always Wisdom tooth extraction is painful and complicated. Upper molars are easier to remove than lower molars it all depends on the tooth anatomy , curvature of the roots and location ofthe teeth either it is erupted or impacted . Effective local anaesthesia  renders least amount of pain to the patients. The local anaesthesia desensitizes a patient to pain during an extraction sothat there is not much discomfort while removal of teeth . Note that there maybe some amount of pain after the procedure.