In ancient years, wisdom teeth erupted normally like other regular teeth in the jaw. Enclosed wisdom teeth have evolved over the years as a result of human evolution. How did this happen;

Over time, the lower part of the face (the jaws) did not develop as much as the upper part (the brain) – this is what caused the third molars (wisdom teeth) to remain trapped. This is also how the whole appearance of the human skull changed.

Today the question remains: should wisdom teeth be removed? It depends on their location and the potential problems they may cause. If during the clinical examination the doctor assesses that the wisdom teeth are not problematic, then it is preferred to monitor them regularly. However, in cases of wisdom teeth that have not risen normally in the jaws and are trapped inside, then their immediate extraction is recommended. This way, teeth are decongested and the pressure caused by the enclosed wisdom teeth especially in the adjacent teeth is relieved; the patient’s dental occlusion is improved and cleaning the posterior teeth becomes easier.


The removal of enclosed wisdom teeth should be done only by a specialized Dentist as it is necessary for the doctor to be experienced in surgeries over this sensitive area. In this case, the operation is performed quickly and painlessly, thus, minimizing the patient’s postoperative burden and pain.