These are wisdom teeth that don’t fully erupt from the gum tissue and may grow sideways or in a way that compromises adjacent teeth. They cause pressure on your other molars and can create infection, discomfort and swelling. These impacted wisdom teeth are the ones that need to be removed sooner rather than later. Using x-rays, our dentists will determine if wisdom teeth extraction is necessary. It is a good idea to maintain regular checks with your dentist.