Because of the lack of space in both jaws to accommodate a third molar (wisdom tooth)it is often impacted(partially erupted)with the result that the gum and bone becomes infected(pericoronitis)Antibiotics and antiinflammatories provides temporary relief but in most cases will persist and needs to be surgically removed.Chronic pericoronitis often leads to all kinds of symptoms from headache and earache to general malaise.To improve your general health, you are advised to have chronically impacted wisdom teeth removed as soon as possible.Where the roots of these teeth are closely related to the main bloodvessels and nerves of the face,it is advised that this operation be performed by a maxillofacial surgeon.Surgery performed at a younger age usually has a much better prognosis.