Wisdom teeth are the third molar tooth, and are usually the last teeth that develop in your mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. When there isn’t enough room for your wisdom teeth, they can become impacted or partially underneath the surface of the gums.
The recommended treatment will be removing the wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth extraction should be done as soon as possible. The decision to remove your wisdom teeth will be made in consultation with our dental surgeon once they have an examination of your mouth and jaw, and take xrays to have a look at the positioning of the wisdom teeth.
OPG x-rays are the key diagnostic tool for us to be able to ascertain this, which we can take at the same appointment.
Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth removal is commonly done to correct a problem or to prevent problems in the future. These teeth generally will grow out in your late teens and early 20s. When the wisdom teeth come in, many problems can occur including:
- Your jaw is not large enough for them. They then become impacted or partially buried underneath the gums
- Your wisdom teeth cause your gums to become infected, red, swollen, and painful.
- Serious problems can develop from impacted teeth such as damage to other teeth and bone, cyst formation.
- Gum disease and tooth decay in the wisdom tooth and adjacent teeth due to being more difficult to clean
Please contact us to organize a consultation about your wisdom teeth.