Wisdom teeth (also called third molars) usually erupt during your late teens or early twenties and due to their late eruption and they can fail to erupt completely, be partially emerged or remain under the gum (impacted wisdom tooth). This will irritate the gum which will cause it to swell and be painful after a period of time. If you need all four wisdom teeth removed, they are usually taken out at the same time.
Your wisdom tooth/teeth may need to be removed for the following reasons:
- Wisdom teeth can often be very difficult to clean, they are susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease and recurring infections.
- They can cause disruption to other teeth and even decay to adjacent teeth if they come in crooked.
- Cysts and tumours can develop in tissues around the impacted wisdom teeth.
Straightforward removal of wisdom teeth may be done in our surgery.
However, if your case is much more complex, your Dentist may refer you to an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon.
If you are concerned about your wisdom teeth, please contact us and schedule your consultation with our practice today.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with a surgical or invasive procedure, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.