Wisdom tooth

I have a boil in my mouth which seems to ebb at times. But it has formed a kind of a cover on the tooth. Am i getting wisdom teeth? Is this natural?


It is quite common to have wisdom teeth between 17 to 24 years of age. Sometimes while these teeth are erupting (last teeth on the upper and lower arches, four in number, in the lower arch due to lack of space or otherwise, soft tissue flap overlaps these erupting teeth and are likely to cause pain swelling, difficulty in opening the mouth, etc. This can be managed by surgically removing the flap or even extracting the tooth surgically. Exact treatment plan can only be formulated upon clinical examination and X-rays of the affected area. Till you initiate the treatment keep the area clean because it is the food debris below the flap that give rise to symptoms.