Wisdom Teeth Removal

 

What are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth can be found at the very back of the mouth, on either side of both the upper and lower jaws. They tend to be the last to erupt into the gum-line usually between the ages of 17 and 25, although they may erupt a lot later, or not at all.

In some patients, wisdom teeth can erupt through the gum-line without any issues. Others find that their jaw shape cannot accommodate these additional teeth. This can lead to either crowding of the existing permanent teeth, or the erupting wisdom teeth may get stuck in place which makes the teeth difficult to clean.

Why are they extracted?

Partly erupted wisdom teeth can often cause decay and infection of the gum tissue in that area. This is why the removal of wisdom teeth is a common recommendation, as it can prevent uncomfortable problems.

If you would like more information on wisdom teeth removal, please contact our team at Metro Dental.

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.