What are impacted wisdom teeth?
We have just seen what happens when there is enough room in the mouth for wisdom teeth to erupt normally. But what happens when there’s not enough space for the wisdom teeth?
The answer is, they remain trapped inside the bone and are said to be impacted.
In this illustration, the jaws are too short to allow room for the wisdom teeth to come in. As they try to erupt, the upper and lower wisdom teeth have come u/>